La Serena Brunello di Montalcino Riserva "Gemini" 2013
(Tuscany, Italy) - [VM 95] [JS 92]
Regular price $155.00 Sale price $104.97 Save $50.03
Gemini arises from our best vineyard grapes that are harvested during the first weeks of October. The production is about 50 ql per hectare. The alcoholic fermentation occurs in special steel pools, followed by the malolactic fermentation inside French oak barriques, where the wine remains for 12 months. Then a further 12 month - refinement takes place in traditional woods of 20/40hl in which the wine reaches its full ripening.
Ruby red color. Ethereal, deep, balanced nose with a wide, persistent bouquet and fine touches of fruit and spices. Elegant, soft taste round and velvety to the palate.
Perfectly suitable with red meat, game and seasoned cheese, recommended with typical Tuscan dishes.
Ratings & Reviews
"The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Gemini shows a ripe yet earthy display of forest berries with spicy florals, notes of moist soil, crushed stone and hints of animal musk. On the palate, soft textures envelop the senses in a coating of sweet and sour red fruits and spice with a citrus twang, as tannins slowly mount, yet the Gemini maintains freshness beautifully through zesty acids and inner florals. The finish is long, turning more toward the youthfully tart side, with saturating spices and grippy tannins clenching the senses. It has many years to go before all of the elements come into balance, but once they do, pure beauty. I tasted the 2015 Gemini over the course of two days and it just kept getting better." - Eric Guido (April 2020)
"This offers attractive dark plums with earthy and spicy complexity. The palate has bright, focused red-cherry and licorice flavors, set in firm but smooth-edged tannins. Drink or hold." (November 2019)