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

Barbaresco 2016

Barbaresco DOCG
  • 75cl bottle

The Nebbiolo vine is particularly affected by the small differences in the various types of soil. The blend of the grapes coming from the 14 vineyards stresses the features of the different terroirs, thus creating a complex and balanced wine. The bouquet smells of soft fruits, flowers, delicate spices and mineral notes. The structure is dense but elegant. It has a lingering finish with refined tannins. Each GAJA Barbaresco is the faithful expression of the production year and is suitable for a long bottle ageing.

Vineyards

14 vineyards situated in the municipality of Barbaresco. The land, at a height between 250 and 330m above the sea level, covers a surface of 21.4 hectares. The plants are 40 years old on average.

Vintage

2016 got off to a late start. Cool, rainy weather during the spring months yielded to warmer conditions during the summer months with no sustained heat spikes and cold evening temperatures (with wider diurnal shifts than 2015), conditions that are considered ideal, especially for Nebbiolo. A potentially historic vintage.

Winemaking

The grapes, coming from each single vineyard, separately undergo fermentation, maceration and ageing in oak for 12 months. Then they are blended and further aged in oak for another 12 months.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
  • Pizza/Pasta
  • Mild Creamy Cheeses
  • Mature Strong Cheeses