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GAJA

Italy Piedmont

Winery Wines Files 8
Name: GAJA
Foundation year: 1859
Address: Address 12050 Barbaresco (CN), Italy
Growing area: Piedmont
Vineyard: 100 ha
Owner: Family GAJA
Managing Director: GAJA Family
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The famous winery with its headquarters in Barbaresco in the Italian region of Piemont was founded by Angelo Gaja in 1859. The company was one of the first bottlers in the region; the grandfather of t...

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0.75 L
2019 Barbaresco DOCG
91 WP - excellent
Editor note: Clear, quite firm, somewhat tomato-vegetable aroma with red and black berry aromas, tobacco, nutty h...
 
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0.75 L
2018 Barolo DOCG "Sperss"
96 WP - great
Editor note: Firm and deep, rather fine, slightly nutty, mushroomy and moderately barrel-woody aroma of red and b...
 
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1994 Langhe DOC "Darmagi"
90 WP - excellent
Editor note: Quite firm and deep, somewhat animalic aroma of ripe black berries with a little tobacco and a hint...
 
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2017 Barolo DOCG "Sperss"
96 WP - great
Editor note: Clear, deep, rather calm, firm aroma of red and a little black berries with dried floral nuances, a...
 
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2018 Barbaresco DOCG
93 WP - excellent
Editor note: Tart, firm, tobacco, rose-scented and reminiscent of dried leaves, also a hint of cedar with restrai...
 
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0.75 L
2016 Barolo DOCG "Sperss®"
290.00 €
96 WP - great
Editor note: Very deep, polished and fine scent of mainly red berries with nutty and a little dried floral aromas...

The famous winery with its headquarters in Barbaresco in the Italian region of Piedmont was founded by Angelo Gaja in 1859. The company was one of the first bottlers in the region; the grandfather of the current owner was already supplying bottled wine to the Italian army in Abyssinia at the end of the 19th century. His son Giovanni Gaja (1908-2002) expanded the estate in the 1950s and 1960s and switched from mixed to monoculture. Angelo Gaja (*1940) continued these efforts in the third generation. He earned a diploma in viticulture in Alba and then studied economics at the University of Turin. In 1969 he took over the family business and, working closely with his oenologist Guido Rivella, introduced rigorous quality-enhancing yield limitation, controlled fermentation and early malolactic fermentation. The newly introduced Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay varieties were used to produce wines aged in barriques. With the Barbaresco from the single vineyards Costa Russi, Sori Tildin and Sori San Lorenzo, Gaja caused an international sensation. 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 Beaujolais-style red wine produced under the brand name Vinòt. The estate has been steadily increased through the purchase of other wineries.

Gaja - Familie Gaja und Ca’ Marcanda

In 1988, the 12-hectare Marenca-Rivette vineyard in Serralunga was purchased. 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 vineyard in Montalcino was bought, where a Brunello di Montalcino is produced. Two years later, Gaja founded the winery Ca' Marcanda in the Maremma. In the meantime, 300,000 bottles are produced annually in the two estates in Tuscany, and 70,000 bottles in the parent estate. The estate now 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, for example as a 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. The two daughters Gaia and Rosanna and son Giovanni are the fifth generation to work in the business. Angelo Gaja is one of Italy's most influential winemakers. He is already a legend and has been given the affectionate honorary title of "Angelo nazionale".

Gaja - Kellerei und Barbaresco San Lorenzo

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