Fattoria La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino Vigna gli Angeli 2003


SKU 00984


La Gerla's top wine is the single vineyard cru gli Angeli. This Brunello Riserva, which is only made in select years, comes entirely from a one hectare parcel of old vines from the original Biondi-Santi site, located between 270 and 320 meters above sea level. This hillside vineyard occupies a privileged position at the estate and consistently offers beautiful and healthy fruit. The wine is kept for 4 years in 50 hectoliter Slavonian oak casks and kept for an additional year in bottle before being released.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Brand Fattoria La Gerla
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorWonderfully fruity on the nose, with strawberry and raspberry. Slightly jammy. Full-bodied, soft and round, with juicy tannins and a long, fruity, creamy vanilla aftertaste. Best after 2010.

James Suckling, May 15, 2008
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateThe single-vineyard Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Gli Angeli is made in a concentrated style that sits on the razor's edge of over ripeness. A big, full- bodied Brunello, it offers tons of jammy fruit and sweet toasted oak along with tobacco, chocolate, leather, spice and underbrush nuances that develop in the glass. In this vintage the wine has a somewhat ponderous, heavy quality that causes it to fall short of the superb 2001. Although the 2003 Vigna Gli Angeli offers outstanding balance, I slightly preferred the regular bottling for its greater vibrancy and freshness. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2015.

Antonio Galloni, April 2008