- AppellationBrunello di Montalcino
- Farming MethodCertified Organic
La Serena Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Gemini 2015
La Serena Brunello di Montalcino – always one of Tuscany’s finest! Biodynamic, organic, and extremely hard to find in the USA, especially at our stunning price! The 2015 vintage was an all-time great for Tuscany, and this Riserva perfectly showcases the power and endurance of a fantastically collectible Brunello.
95 POINTS! (Plus a handful of 94s and metric tons of critical praise.) La Serena’s Gemini Riserva is their top Brunello, 100% sangiovese, 30 year-old-vines right next to the winery, parked in the most illustrious grouping of top Brunello producers in all of Tuscany! Cerbaiona, Casanova di Neri, even Biodi Santi’s legendary IL GREPPO estate! This is the land of $200+ sangiovese, no question.
We’ve been champions of the Mantengoli family for years, and it simply doesn’t get better than this. Opulent, rich, and dark, brimming with dark cherries, raspberries, and plums, but also spearmint, blood orange, bay leaf, black tea – with savory/earthy notes of sandalwood, iron ore, and sun-baked clay… there is a lot to love here. Packed with complexity, a long, mouthcoating texture, and a finish that perseveres impressively.
Wine Advocate had this to say about Andrea Mantengoli’s wines: “His wines meet that elusive sweet point between power and elegance that is so difficult to achieve.”
Agreed. Maybe it's the ORGANIC farming. Or the 42 months aging in large oak foudres. Or the famous tuffa, clay, and sand mix in these glorious Tuscan soils…whatever the case, one thing simply cannot be doubted — this is one of the finest 2015 Brunellos I’ve tasted to date. This is a treasure for Brunello lovers and a wine that will last a decade easily! Get it while we have it, we promise you will be wishing you bought more!
PAIRING IDEAS: Keep things classic with a giant Bistecca al Fiorentina – a massive, double-thick Porterhouse steak. For bonus points, cook it over live coals, and brush it with a little bit of olive oil, rosemary, and garlic just before it finishes.