Angelo Gaja and the wines from the GAJA winery hardly need any introduction. The Gaja family settled in Piedmont as early as the middle of the seventeenth century. Since then, 5 generations have alternated in wine production since Giovanni Gaja founded the winery in Barbaresco, in the territory of the Langhe, in 1859.
Angelo Gaja followed his father Giovanni as head of the family enterprise in the early 1960s. At the time blending grapes from different vineyards and villages was the practice in Piedmont. Some wineries may have even used grapes from outside the region. A few winemakers including Angelo Gaja, Bruno Giacosa, Beppe Colla of Prunotto, and Alfredo Currado at Vietti started making wines from a single vineyard.
Under the leadership of Angelo Gaja, the wines of the family-owned winery have proved to be innovative and, at times revolutionary. For most of his life, he has been a visionary man on a mission: To do what it takes to explore ways to improve the quality of his wines.
Tasting Notes: The vineyards used for this wine were acquired by GAJA in 1995 from a family named Gromis, hence the name, DaGromis, meaning literally, at home with the Gromis family. DaGromis is produced with Nebbiolo grapes grown in two old vineyards, one in Serralunga adjacent to the Sperss vineyard and the other in La Morra adjacent to the Conteisa vineyard. In the same spirit of its name, DaGromis is a classic expression of the Barolo appellation, with the softer red berry fruit notes elegantly rendered by the Tortonian'era soils of the cru.
Grape Variety: Nebbiolo
Alcohol percentage: 14.5%