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GAJA

Italy Piedmont

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GAJA
The famous winery with its headquarters in Cuneo (near Barbaresco) in the Italian region of Piemont was founded in 1859 by Angelo Gaja. The company was one of the first bottlers in the region; the gra...
Name: GAJA
Address: Address 12050 Barbaresco (CN), Italy
Growing area: Piedmont
Owner: Angelo Gaja
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Fax:
Website: www.gaja.com

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Tasted Wines 16 Wines View All

The wines of these establishments count every year to the absolute best of its kind and is almost unrivaled in the top - and that regardless of vintage variations. But the simpler plants are almost invariably excellent. Weaknesses, there are virtually no, and mediocre wines are as good as never before.
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Favorite wine, chosen by Our Tasting Team
0.75 L
2016 Barolo DOCG "Sperss®"
96 WP - great What our ratings mean
290.00 €
Editor note: Very deep, polished and fine scent of mainly red berries with nutty and a little dried floral aromas...
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0.75 L
2017 Barbaresco DOCG
94 WP - excellent What our ratings mean
180.00 €
Editor note: Cool and fine, quite deep fragrance of predominantly red berries with very fine floral aromas and a...
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0.375 L
2016 Barolo DOCG "Dagromis®"
94 WP - excellent What our ratings mean
Editor note: Tart, deep, somewhat dried floral and nutty fragrance with calm aromas of ripe red berries, especial...
Favorite wine, chosen by Our Tasting Team
0.75 L
2016 Barbaresco DOCG
95 WP - great What our ratings mean
Translate to English Editor note: Reintöniger, geschliffener, tiefer Duft mit sehr feinen rotbeerigen Aromen, ein wenig schwarzen Beer...
Favorite wine, chosen by Our Tasting Team
0.75 L
2014 Barolo DOCG "Sperss®"
97 WP - great What our ratings mean
Translate to English Editor note: Fester, tiefer und herber, etwas pflanzlicher, angedeutet animalischer und pilziger, auch unterholzi...
0.75 L
2014 Barolo DOCG "Conteisa®"
93 WP - excellent What our ratings mean
Translate to English Editor note: Fester, recht tiefer, noch reduktiv wirkender Duft nach roten und schwarzen Beeren mit erdigen, getr...

The famous winery with its headquarters in Cuneo (near Barbaresco) in the Italian region of Piedmont was founded in 1859 by Angelo Gaja. The company was one of the first bottlers in the region; the grandfather of the current owner supplied the Italian army in Abyssinia with bottled wine as early as the end of the 19th century. His son Giovanni Gaja (1908-2002) expanded the property in the 1950s and 1960s and converted from mixed to monoculture. Angelo Gaja (*1940) continued these efforts in the third generation. He graduated in viticulture in Alba and then studied economics at the University of Turin. In 1969, he took over the family business and, in collaboration with his oenologist Guido Rivella, introduced rigorous quality-enhancing yield limitation, controlled fermentation and early malolactic f ermentation. From the newly introduced Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay varieties, wines were produced in barrique barrels. With the Barbaresco from the individual sites Costa Russi, Sori Tildin and Sori San Lorenzo, Gaja attracted international attention. In 1996, however, he gave up these single vineyard designations and now produces the wine under the DOC designation Langhe. Another pioneering achievement is a red wine produced under the Vinòt brand name in the style of a Beaujolais. The estate has been continuously expanded.

In 1988 the 12 hectare Marenca-Rivette winery in Serralunga was bought. Here a Barolo is produced from mainly Nebbiolo and some Barbera under the name "Sperss" (Piedmontese for "nostalgia"). In 1994 the Pieve di Santa Restituta winery in Montalcino was bought, where a Brunello di Montalcino is produced. Two years later Gaja founded the winery Ca' Marcanda in the Maremma. The two estates in Tuscany now produce 300,000 bottles per year, and the parent company 70,000 bottles per year. Today the estate covers 90 hectares in Piedmont and 114 hectares in Tuscany (16 hectares in Montalcino and 98 hectares in Maremma). Gaja is also very active in other areas, such as general importer of wine glasses from the Austrian manufacturer Riedel and top foreign wines such as Château d'Yquem. In 2005 a four-star hotel was opened opposite the winery. Two daughters Gaia and Rosanna and son Giovanni are the fifth generation of the family to work in the winery. Angelo Gaja is one of the most influential winemakers in Italy. He is already a living legend and received the affectionate honorary title "Angelo nazionale".

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