Gaja, Barbaresco, 2016
One of the most iconic wines of the world from one of the best vintages in living memory.
This is supple, structured, powerful and intense, yet balanced, with poise and grace. 100% Nebbiolo taken from the best sites in the family's fourteen vineyards located in the two villages of Barbaresco and Treiso.
It is a remarkable achievement of Gaja's that the demand for this wine grows year after year, as the quality, which was always stellar, has steadily grown in parallel. This wine is the centrepiece of Gaja's wine range and is the beating heart of his native Piemonte.
As with all of his other wines, the quality and end results are a reflection of the vineyard management but also the very careful winery approach, which is to vinify parcels completely separately and then blend them.
However, at this level of quality, the wine then returns to barrels for another 12 months of ageing before bottling. This is a significantly more expensive and labour-intensive process, but hey, it's Gaja, so who cares about costs? This is what creates the mythical complexity and consistent stylistic brilliance.
- Fine Dining
- Medium Full
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