La Gerla Birba IGT 2012
Fattoria La Gerla, named for the large, old-fashioned, conical baskets that grape-harvesters used to carry on their backs, was founded in 1978. The deep ruby-colored reveals a big, spicy, internationally-styled nose of new oak, red and black currants, and smoke. A wine with lovely black cherry and chocolate character. Full and silky with ultra-fine tannins and a juicy, enticing aftertaste.
100% Sangiovese Grosso
Hillside, 270-320 metres
12 months in French oak medium toasted barriques. The wine spends up to 14 months in barrique (1/3rd new) and 12 months in bottle before release.
Serving Temperature: 60-64 °F
100% Sangiovese Grosso, planted on a hillside vineyard at 270 to 320 meters. The average age of the vines is 25 years old. The grapes are macerated under cool temperatures and undergo a long, slow fermentation at 85°F.
Food Pairing Notes
Red, bold and structured this wine pairs well with beef and venison.