Fattoria La Gerla

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.167 ratings
9.115 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
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
Shawn Paul

Very pretty core of cranberry backed up with herb and fennel notes.

Very pretty core of cranberry backed up with herb and fennel notes.

Mar 17th, 2016
Christopher Stadler

Tight, clean fruit. Light spiciness & anise. Slightly hot, could use some age.

Tight, clean fruit. Light spiciness & anise. Slightly hot, could use some age.

Dec 11th, 2015
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.3

Way, way too young, but I wanted to see what all the vintage fuss was about. Turns out these '10s are pretty darn good. The balance between the solid fruit, excellent structure and earth and dust is just prefect. Check back in 10 more years. Or 20.

Way, way too young, but I wanted to see what all the vintage fuss was about. Turns out these '10s are pretty darn good. The balance between the solid fruit, excellent structure and earth and dust is just prefect. Check back in 10 more years. Or 20.

Sep 8th, 2015
Adam Quarello

Impromptu gathering to gobble up the four hour bolognese. 6 & 3 year olds running around in the backyard while we enjoyed this absolutely delicious wine. Dark red cherries, plums, mint, smoke, tobacco yet there is a level of inner sweetness... The finish was a thing of beauty. Thank you Ben for sharing!

Impromptu gathering to gobble up the four hour bolognese. 6 & 3 year olds running around in the backyard while we enjoyed this absolutely delicious wine. Dark red cherries, plums, mint, smoke, tobacco yet there is a level of inner sweetness... The finish was a thing of beauty. Thank you Ben for sharing!

May 11th, 2019