ITALY - Gaja Sito Moresco & Dagromis
Winery : Gaja
Five generations of the Gaja family have been involved in winemaking since Giovanni Gaja founded his winery in Barbaresco in 1859. Angelo Gaja, who represents the fourth generation, is the current patriarch and his daughters are now also involved in the family business.
As well as the Gaja family's famed properties in Barbaresco (now designated as a 'protected' zone) they also make wine from Pieve S Restituta in Montalcino and another estate in Tuscany at Bolgheri - Ca'Marcanda.
'14 Sito Moresco Langhe DOP: 35% nebbiolo, 35% merlot & 30% cabernet. Combines the complexity and longevity of nebbiolo with the body of merlot and cabernet. Elegant, red fruits, harmonious and smooth tannins.
'12 Dagromis Barolo DOCG: An expression of two great terroirs of Barolo - La Morra & Serralunga. Small red fruits with intense flowery and balsamic notes. Outstanding ageing potential.