Barbaresco 2014 - Gaja


Barbaresco 2014


96 points, “This is one of the most tightly wound, intense versions of Gaja's Barbaresco I can remember tasting. Don't miss it.” – Antonio Galloni

2013 was compelling, but Gaja’s Barbaresco 2014 looks like it might even surpass that great vintage. In recent years they have pared back the contributing vineyards to give it more focus. The result is that this 100% Nebbiolo is plump, approachable and pulsing with energy and vitality. Expect red cherry, wild strawberry, blackberry, star anise, rose petals, tobacco, toasted walnuts, liquorice, crushed rocks, leather, barbequed rosemary and a pinch of white pepper. This is a great one to have in the cellar for truffle season or Christmas dinner. However, it also goes wonderfully with game birds, porcini risotto, wild mushroom pasta and earthy roasted root vegetables – think parsnip puree, Jerusalem artichokes, maple-roasted carrots, etc.

Although this family estate was established in the 1850s, it wasn’t until Angelo Gaja took over in 1970 that Gaja was pushed through into the vanguard of Italian wine. Although the Super Tuscans hog much of spotlight, this man is often described as having single-handedly dragged Italian wine into the modern age. Not content with introducing revolutionary modern techniques and non-indigenous grape varieties to his Piedmont vineyards, propelling them into the position of benchmark for the region, he has also branched out to Tuscany with dramatic effect. A rebel, a perfectionist and an incredible winemaker, when it comes to the great man we think Robert Parker puts it best: “A genius for sure, Angelo Gaja cannot be faulted for what he puts in the bottle.”

£26.67 per 100.00ml

SKU No.: 2554505

Style No.: 655647

Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Grapes: Nebbiolo
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14%
Volume: 750ml
Allergens: Sulphites

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