Fattoria La Gerla

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.1322 ratings
9.042 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
James Forsyth

Gosh this is delicious. I have a random selection of 2010 Brunellos and having this wine reminds me of why that’s a very good thing. The only snag is that it’s just at the start of its drinking window. If only I had the patience to wait another decade. It’s medium bodied in structure, with plums and smoke and considerable structure considering its lack of heaviness. Delicious.

Gosh this is delicious. I have a random selection of 2010 Brunellos and having this wine reminds me of why that’s a very good thing. The only snag is that it’s just at the start of its drinking window. If only I had the patience to wait another decade. It’s medium bodied in structure, with plums and smoke and considerable structure considering its lack of heaviness. Delicious.

Apr 3rd, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

Had dinner with friends last night and Jeff brought this 2010 Brunello di Montalcino. A good vintage that showed well young. Dark currants, dark cherries, some plum, cherries, black raspberries, dark chocolate, rounded and not completely dry loamy soil, soft pleasant minerals with decayed red florals. Round acidity with a nicely polished finish. Could use some more time in bottle to further develop but still drank well last night.

Had dinner with friends last night and Jeff brought this 2010 Brunello di Montalcino. A good vintage that showed well young. Dark currants, dark cherries, some plum, cherries, black raspberries, dark chocolate, rounded and not completely dry loamy soil, soft pleasant minerals with decayed red florals. Round acidity with a nicely polished finish. Could use some more time in bottle to further develop but still drank well last night.

Feb 25th, 2018
Daron Watson

needed 3 hours to start expressing itself ~ wonderful aromas and classic flavors of strawberry & raspberry, underbrush & Mediterranean herbs ~ def needs a few years but will reward the owner with a magical ‘moderate’ experience

needed 3 hours to start expressing itself ~ wonderful aromas and classic flavors of strawberry & raspberry, underbrush & Mediterranean herbs ~ def needs a few years but will reward the owner with a magical ‘moderate’ experience

Feb 19th, 2018
Cara Almberg

A great Sangiovese. Fruit forward, long finish, cheery, tobacco & strawberry on the nose

A great Sangiovese. Fruit forward, long finish, cheery, tobacco & strawberry on the nose

2 people found it helpfulJun 20th, 2014
Jeff Burrows

Lovely now, will only improve.

Lovely now, will only improve.

1 person found it helpfulMar 23rd, 2016
Sheri Pattillo

Consulting Sommelier Texas Hill Country

9.1

Black plum and cherry sours, white pepper, thyme and tobacco, rounded out with mocha-mint and licorice. Ripe tannins and lingering finish. Thanks @Chris Wallendorf for the gift! Lovely wine!!

Black plum and cherry sours, white pepper, thyme and tobacco, rounded out with mocha-mint and licorice. Ripe tannins and lingering finish. Thanks @Chris Wallendorf for the gift! Lovely wine!!

1 person found it helpfulFeb 13th, 2016
Peter Wong

Medium on tannins, heavy flavour, good on a cold night. Paired with goose

Medium on tannins, heavy flavour, good on a cold night. Paired with goose

1 person found it helpfulJan 23rd, 2016
Alessandra Diana

2005 not my favorite vintage in Montalcino. It was time to drink this one.

2005 not my favorite vintage in Montalcino. It was time to drink this one.

1 person found it helpfulAug 24th, 2015
Abe Schoener

Owner/Winemaker Scholium Project

9.2

Really good, serious, intense brunello. Inky dark, slightly hard tannins, and loveliness of old school Brett

Really good, serious, intense brunello. Inky dark, slightly hard tannins, and loveliness of old school Brett

1 person found it helpfulFeb 18th, 2013
Penny Loving

Clear and tight could have waited a few years but loved it's structure.

Clear and tight could have waited a few years but loved it's structure.

Nov 27th, 2016