Gaja, Barbareso 2017Regular price $300.00 Save $-300.00
Gaja is still among the most famed winemakers of the world today. Started by Giovanni Gaja in 1859, their legend is still going strong five generations later. Though each new member of the family brought with them a sense of excellence and attention to detail, it was really Angelo who brought the family name into the international spotlight, turning heads and garnering a reputation for pushing winemaking to new heights. Most notably is the family’s decision to use barrique with their 1975 Barbaresco cuvee at a time when everyone was using large barrels for aging. Taking this a step further, he began bottling many of his Nebbiolo as single vineyards, and crucial steps were made in the vineyard to yield better fruit. Today, Angelo carries on their commitment to excellence through their projects in Barolo, Barbaresco, and Tuscany.
This Barbaresco shows what can be accomplished through the art of blending. Coming from 14 different vineyard sites in the Barbaresco and Treiso communes, all these vineyards are their own. The vintage was a low yield making for another masterpiece. The juice is fermented in oak for a year and then goes on to age further in oak for another year.