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Half-Bottle of Brunello di Montalcino, La Gerla - 2013

Item # 36503 375mL
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Tasting Notes

A sanguine Brunello featuring meaty, savory flavors that beg for osso bucco and wild boar. It is drinking very well today with a nice tannic grip on the finish. La Gerla is named for the large, old-fashioned, conical baskets that grape-harvesters used to carry on their backs. The winery was founded and restored by the late Sergio Rossi, after purchasing it from Tedina Biondi-Santi, the daughter of Tancredi Biondi-Santi, who inherited the property after her father’s passing.


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