The centerpiece of the portfolio, GAJA Barbaresco is a testament to the Gaja family's historic commitment to the appellation and its belief that Barbaresco stands proudly with the great growing regions of the world. The GAJA winery stopped sourcing fruit from other growers in 1961 in order to ensure the utmost quality in its wines. In all, GAJA Barbaresco is produced using grapes grown in 14 vineyards in the villages of Barbaresco and Treiso.
2016 is among the best vintages we have ever experienced in Piedmont. The Winter, Spring, growing season, and Fall were ideal for our soils and brought excellent balance to the grapes at harvest. The 2016 Barbaresco reminds us of the great 2004, but with more elegance and finesse. The powerful structure is quite like the 2001, yet with further refinement of the tannins. 2016 has all the potential to be a must-have vintage for lovers of Barbaresco.
Aroma: Immediately rich and complex, with racy violet, rose, black cherry, and dark licorice, complemented by notes of white pepper, cloves, and soft leather. An intriguing mineral character adds to the bouquet.
Taste: Full and mouth-coating on entry and throughout the mid-palate, the wine shows layers of ripe, dark and juicy fruits, black cherry, plum, and sweet blueberry. Licorice and dark chocolate note further enhance the complexity.
Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol percentage: 14.0%