Gaja, Barbaresco, 2016

Gaja, Barbaresco, 2016

  • €240.00
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Description

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.

Angelo Gaja is widely considered to be the best winemaker that Italy has ever produced and is certainly one of the best living in the world today. This, then is actually one of the best wines available today - you're not a bystander here, you are part of the history of fine wine. Enjoy alone or with the very best company or a very fine dinner. Possibly both.

Further details

Alcohol
  • 14% 
Country
  • Italy 
Food
  • Charcuterie 
  • Cheeses 
  • Fine Dining 
  • Game 
  • Grills 
  • Pasta 
  • Roasts 
Grape
  • Nebbiolo 
Region
  • Piemonte 
Style
  • Balanced 
  • Complex 
  • Elegant 
  • Iconic 
  • Intense 
  • Meditation 
  • Medium Full 
  • Rich 
  • Silky 
  • Smooth 
  • Structured 
  • Svelte 

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