Forbes contributor Brian Freedman featured Gaja Sito Moresco 2015 in the October 5, 2018 article Wines of the Week: Wallet-Friendly Gems from Prosecco and Piedmont.
“My red Wine of the Week, then, is the Gaja Sito Moresco 2015, a beautiful blend of 35% Nebbiolo, 25% Barbera, 25% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, all from the Langhe, in Italy’s Piedmont region. The fruit comes specifically from Barbaresco, Treiso, and Serralunga d’Alba, and unlike Gaja’s remarkable single-vineyard reds, this one is meant to be enjoyed in its youth. It can be aged in proper cellar conditions for several years, but honestly, there is no reason to wait: It’s excellent already.”
“There is an almost smoky note on the nose, with tar and flowers joined by hints of leather, menthol, and plums. These precede flavors of black and red cherries, currant, a hint of freshly dug mushrooms, and peppercorn spice, all wrapping up with subtle licorice that lingers on the tongue. Vibrant acidity cuts through the silky texture, making this beautifully suited to enjoying at the table, as well as on its own.”