Olio Extravergine di Oliva
Montalcino, Italia, La Gerla, 750 ml
Tuscan olive oil of brilliant green colour, discreetly piquant and fruity-fresh in taste, La Gerlas olive oil is ideal for flavouring all kinds of dishes. Is ideal for flavouring all kinds of dishes. An assemblage of the Frantoio, Moraiolo, Olivastra and Leccino varieties. Nutritional values per 100ml: Energy: 3762 kJ / 899 kcal, Fat: 99.6g, of which saturated fatty acids: 14.46g, Carbohydrates: 0g, of which sugar: 0g, Dietary fibre 0g, Protein: 0g, Salt: 0g.
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|Food pairing suggestion:||Spaghetti alla bolognese, Risotto with ceps, Salad with vegetables, pulses, pasta|
Fattoria La Gerla / Sergio Rossi
Standing on La Gerla's terrace, one's view sweeps over Montalcino's peaceful landscape with its hills, vineyards, slim cypresses, and estates scattered all around. Nestled in the Colli Senesi to the south of Siena, the area comprises approx. 2000 hectares (up from just sixty hectares 50 years ago!).
The area is subject to a drier climate than the Chianti region and sees larger differences in temperature between days and nights. The Monte Amiata shields the area from storms approaching from the coast. The sangiovese grosso or brunello, as it is locally known, enjoys optimum maturing conditions. This fosters the development of full-bodied and rather heavy wines full of extract.
La Gerla owns 11.5 hectares, of which 6.5 lie in the northeast, close to Canalicchio, north of the small town of Montalcino. The remaining vineyards lie in the southeast close to Castelnuovo. La Gerla's wines profit from these varied sites. Similarly to the Chianti region, the northern grounds are composed of calciferous marl and are likewise called galestro. Those in the south entail a higher proportion of clay and are partially comprised of volcanic tuff. Thus, the wines created from these differ and complement each other optimally in the finished cuvée.
La Gerla belongs to the lost of renowned and internationally acclaimed estates. Apart from the Brunello di Montalcino we recommend also the Rosso di Montalcino, which is slightly lighter and spends less time developing in the barrel, and the Birba, which ripens in the barrel for about 12 months. Both wines offer earlier drinking enjoyment in comparison to the Brunello. The single vineyard Brunello Gli Angeli is sourced from the eldest vines only in exceptional vintages and destined for long aging. Last but not least, La Gerla's olive oil and their grappa are an excellent complement to the assortment.