Gaja is one of the leading lights of Italy and one of the world’s most recognisable brands. The wine almost single-handedly transformed the image of Piedmont. It is considered the first among equals in Italy, even in the company of Sassicaia et al. It is, highly sought after throughout the globe, resulting in ever-increasing demand. Today we are delighted to release the newest vintage of Gaja Barbaersco, the 2014. No scores have been released thus far, however, Antonio Galloni sees the region of Barbaresco as the ‘bright spot’ of the vintage, saying that ‘The finest 2014 Barbarescos are bright and medium in body, with lively acidity, striking aromatics and tons of energy. It is a vintage that will especially appeal to classically leaning palates.’
As one of the most recognised wines the world over, Gaja Barabresco offers vintage premium and impresses on any table. The release price is £620 per case of six bottles. Demand for this magnificent wine is strong and we have only a small parcel to offer today.
Gaja Barbaresco is 100% Nebbiolo sourced from 14 different Barbaresco vineyards, at an altitude between 250 and 330 metres above sea level and covering 21.4 hectares. The grapes from each vineyard undergo separate fermentation and maceration, then spend 12 months ageing in barrique, followed by 12 months in large oak casks. It is renowned for its structure and elegant tension between the gorgeous acidity and ripe, round tannins. In its youth it displays crushed coffee bean and violets.
It rewards cellaring and with age it bursts with flavours of truffles, rose petal and tobacco. Gaja Barbaresco remains the standard bearer for this wonderful winemaker.
Gaja Barbaresco 2014, 6×75 – £620 IB or £759.59 inc duty and VAT
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