Colour Ruby red tending to garnet
Flavour Dry, warm, velvety, harmonious, steady body and character
Aroma Evolved that crumbles into shades of Parma violet and gladiolus, likens the humble fruits of the forest floor.
Steve Tanzer 91 points - The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Gli Angeli emerges from the glass with sensual red berries, sweet spices and flowers. The wine?s richness and density are impressive, while the French oak adds an extra dimension of volume and spiciness that follows through to the round, caressing finish. The Riserva undergoes malolactic fermentation in oak and is aged in a combination of 50 and 100-hectoliter barrels. It is a terrific effort from La Gerla. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2026.
Bright ruby. Captivating aromas of strawberry, sour red cherry, minerals, cinnamon and violets, with a topnote of white pepper. Plush and silky but also impressively focused, with concentrated flavors of redcurrant, red cherry, plum and minerals showing impressive depth and striking purity. The fresh finish features a lingering floral note and very smooth, youthful tannins. Well done. Tanzer 91 points
|Wine maker notes
|This is the signature wine of the estate, obtained from the vinification of the best grapes coming from our emblematic vineyard, Vigna gli Angeli (Vineyard of the Angels), which was first planted at Colombaio in 1976. The selection of the grapes is severe and drastic until there is a yield per hectare equal to 65 quintals. The end result is an extremely complex wine, both in aromas where spicy notes and tobacco prevail, as well as in the very unique tannic texture. This wine is only produced for exceptional vintages and is destined for long ageing.
|Red meats, preferably wild game; to serve, store sideways at room temperature at least 24 hours beforehand, cork two hours in advance, decant and serve in decanter.