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The Gaja family - Angelo in front, with from L-R Gaia, Giovanni, Lucia and Rossana

Alteni di Brassica 2016

Langhe
  • 75cl bottle

Powerful and nuanced, the 2016 Alteni di Brassica reaches a new level of complexity. It opens with intense spicy notes of sage, white pepper, sweet liquorice and flint. Then it evolves into its fruitier character with ripe notes of citrus, lemon peel, grapefruit, green pear and nectarine. Thanks to the bright acidity and the salinity, Alteni di Brassica 2016 retains its energy and tension, well balanced by the remarkable fruit concentration which make this wine appealing even when young.

Vineyards

Sourced from selected vineyard plots within Barbaresco and Serralunga

Vintage

The 2016 vintage was fresher than the previous with the white varieties featuring low pH and high acidity combined with generous fruit expression. The winter was mild with low rainfall during January and February and low temperatures in March leading to a late bud break. Following a rainy, mild spring, the summer temperature trend was steady without any particular spikes of heat e.g. never exceeding 35°C. In the later part of the growing season there were remarkable temperature variations between days and nights. Harvesting began on 3rd September and ended on the 13th.

Winemaking

Following fermentation the wine was aged in oak for 6-8 months.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted White Meats
  • Fish/Shellfish
  • Pizza/Pasta
  • Salads and Picnics
  • Mild Creamy Cheeses
A perfect match for grilled fish dishes and risottos