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

Barbaresco 2018 6x75cl

Barbaresco D.O.P.
  • 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.


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.


The winter 2018 was mild, dry, without snow and rainfall and it was followed by a very rainy and cold spring. A unique peak of heat occurred at the end of April leading to an early bud break, then, rains and temperatures below the average continued across April, May and June, slowing down the entire growing season. A bad hail storm unfortunately hit Barbaresco on Sunday July 17th, several vineyards got hurt, all with different intensity and only a few of them were saved. September 2018 was sunny, fresh, and windy, with great temperature exchanges between day and night, which permit the grapes to continue their ripening season. Due to the quite humid and mild vintage Nebbiolo harvest was expected to be delayed, however two hot weeks in mid-September made the grapes to ripe faster, shortened picking times, which finished on October 8th. Despite the hailstorm causing damage to some vineyards in Barbaresco, those in the Barolo area showed an excellent ripeness of grapes, with high acidity, low pH and balanced concentration of sugar. Overall, the vintage saw high level of ripe and soft tannins, and intense and complex aromas and flavours


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
Well placed to complement game such as wild duck or pheasant