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Birba 2017 – La Gerla

Birba 2017 - La Gerla
Written by Piero Pardini

Credits: © La Gerla – Tuscany – Italy

Wine: Birba
Variety composition: 100% Sangiovese – Brunello biotype.
Alcoholic strength: 14%.
Vintage: 2017.
Classification: I.G.T..
Vineyard location: 270-320 meters
Grape variety: Sangiovese – Brunello biotype
Training system: Spurred cordon
Average age of the vines: 25 years
Method of harvest: manual grapes and selection of bunches and berries on sorting tables
Vinification: destemming of the bunches and soft pressing of the grapes. Pre-fermentation cryomaceration. Fermentation temperature control. Maceration on the skins for about 15 days.
Refinement and maturation: from 10 to 14 months in 1/3 new French Allier-Vosge oak barriques, medium toasting.
Bottling: by gravity with compensation in a nitrogen atmosphere
Rest in the bottle: 7 months before being placed on the market, in controlled temperature and humidity environments.
Serving temperature: 16° -18° C.

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Tasting Notes:
Clear, intense ruby red color, almost impenetrable.
On the olfactory examination the sample opens with floral notes reminiscent of a pot pourri of red flowers, followed by hints of red and dark berries such as currant, blackberry, blueberry and strawberries. Closing with vanilla nuances.
In the mouth the sample shows a good tannic texture, important and well polished. The sip is fresh, well balanced in the various components, the vanilla aftertaste remains at the end.

4 Lupetti

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Fattoria La Gerla
Loc. Canalicchio ‐ Pod. Colombaio
53024 Montalcino (SI)
Phone +39 0577 848599

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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