Rosso di Montalcino, La Gerla, Tuscany 2019
Rosso di Montalcino is not a heavy, rich wine, rather an elegant and polished red. Produced with 100% sangiovese this release from La Gerla really is quite a vibrant wine both in terms of colour and flavour.
The nose is one of red-berry fruit and delicate herbs, which lead to a palate which is alive with sweet red cherry and an underlying gentle spice and a slight hint of blueberry and tobacco leaf.
There's a nice structure to the wine and the delicate, tannic grip on the finish is balanced by a crisp red fruit which cleanses the palate.
About La Gerla:
Since 1976. La Gerla, with just eleven pristine, hillside hectares distributed throughout the Canalicchio and Castelnuovo dell’Abate districts of Montalcino, source from vineyards that count indisputably among the appellation’s more revered.
With these distinct regions comes Sangiovese with distinguishing characteristics that is judiciously blended for Brunelli and Rossi di Montalcino that are complete, balanced, elegant and powerful. All fruit is hand-harvested; maturation in 50 and 100 hectolitre barrels.