Gaja, Brunello Di Montalcino Pieve Restituta 2018Regular price $110.00 Save $-110.00
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 bottle sets itself apart from all the other Brunello the family has done. It’s their first Brunello that wasn’t a single vineyard representation. The fruit comes from two of their estate vineyard sites. The juice is aged in oak for two years, then goes on to age in concrete for another six months. This Brunello often ranks first in its class driving home the Gaia’s passion to make world class wines.