Made from old vines on steep, south facing slopes with poor soils, this is the most powerful of the single vineyard Barbarescos with the potential to age for 40 years or more. The 2015 follows this style with an intense bouquet of black cherries mingled with notes of blackberries, wild herbs and Mediterranean spices. The palate shows remarkable concentration with dark fruits and succulent tannins. Subtle notes of liquorice and an attractive mineral character on the finish add complexity. Multi-layered with impressive length, this is a beautifully balanced wine which could be enjoyed in a few years but will certainly benefit from more time in bottle before drinking. A majestic wine. Drink 2025 – 2050. 97/100 Galloni – Vinous
Producer Information: Gaja
The Gaja winery was founded by Giovanni Gaja in 1859 and has been owned and operated by four generations of the Gaja family. Giovanni Gaja was the great-grandfather of Angelo Gaja, the winery's current owner. In 1994 Gaja acquired its first wine estate in Tuscany, Pieve Santa Restituta in Montalcino. The property's forty acres of vineyards produce two Brunello di Montalcino wines called Sugarille and Rennina. In 1996 Gaja acquired a second property in Tuscany, ca'Marcanda, located in Castagneto Carducci in Bolgheri. Of the property's 200 acres, 150 have been planted with new vineyards. Primarily Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, as well as Cabernet Franc and Syrah.
Currently, the Gaja winery owns 250 acres of vineyards in piedmont, located in the Barbaresco district (Barbaresco and Treiso) and the Barolo district (Serralunga d'Alba and la Morra). Since its inception, the Gaja winery has continuously evolved in ways that have always focused on meticulous care of and attention to the quality of its wines.