Barolo Dagromis Gaja - 2012
The Gaja name was first established in Piedmont in the 1850s when Angelo’s great great grandfather Giovanni Gaja set up a tavern in the beautiful village of Barbaresco. Since then 5 generations of the Gaja family have been involved in the winemaking process. Angelo Gaja took over in 1961, making fundamental changes in both the vineyard and winery – including reduced yields, single vineyard bottlings, oak aging and the planting of some international varieties alongside the indigenous nebbiolo.
Today Angelo Gaja and his family create breathtaking Barbaresco and Barolo wines from the nebbiolo grape at their estate in Piedmont alongside their iconic single vineyard wines under the Langhe DOC. They also produce extraordinary white wines with a great capacity to age. Gaja are responsible for some of Italy’s most celebrated bottles.
The grapes are hand harvested, fermented in stainless steel and aged for 24 months in oak. This is a powerful yet sophisticated wine, lifted by floral, herb and liquorice notes.