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Club Oenologique: Gaja, Piedmont and the Importance of Identity

Club Oenologique featured the Gaja family in the April 1, 2021 article Gaja, Piedmont and the Importance of Identity, written by Adam Lechmere. “In a major profile in the spring edition of Club Oenologique, Gaja outlines how the producer has expanded from its Barbaresco base to become a pan-Italian company, operating

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Jeb Dunnuck Reviews New Releases from GAJA

Jeb Dunnuck Reviews New Releases from GAJA Jeb Dunnuck has published a special report reviewing the new releases from GAJA. Highlights from Dunnuck’s report include: “This article looks at the new releases from the Gaja family and includes their flagship Barbaresco and Barolo releases as well as their releases from Pieve

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Jeb Dunnuck: 100 Points for GAJA Barolo Sperss 2016

Jeb Dunnuck has awarded a score of 100 points to GAJA Barolo Sperss 2016 100 points GAJA Barolo Sperss 2016 “As with the 2015, the 2016 Barolo Sperss is a perfect wine. Deep ruby-hued, it boasts a gorgeous perfume of cherry and blueberry-like fruits that are interwoven with notes of tobacco,

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Jeb Dunnuck: 95+ Points for Gaja Barbaresco 2017

Jeb Dunnuck has awarded a score of 95+ points to Gaja Barbaresco 2017. 95+ points  Gaja Barbaresco 2017 “A pretty, perfumed example of this cuvee, the 2017 Barbaresco offers lots more red fruits as well as spice, dried flowers, incense, and loamy soil. With more licorice and minerality emerging with

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Jeb Dunnuck: 95 Points for Gaja Barbaresco Sorì Tildìn 2017

Jeb Dunnuck has awarded a score of 95 points to Gaja Barbaresco Sorì Tildìn 2017. 95 points  Gaja Barbaresco Sorì Tildìn 2017 “Light ruby hued, the 2017 Barbaresco Sori Tildin is a nuanced, elegant Barbaresco offering lots of beautiful red and subtle blue fruits intermixed with notes of wildflowers, licorice,

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Jeb Dunnuck: 94 Points for Gaja Barbaresco Costa Russi 2017

Jeb Dunnuck has awarded a score of 94 points to Gaja Barbaresco Costa Russi 2017. 94 points  Gaja Barbaresco Costa Russi 2017 “Falling in between the Sori Tildin and Sori San Lorenzo stylistically, the 2017 Barbaresco Costa Russi offers a ripe bouquet of mulled cherry and blackberry fruits intermixed with

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Jeb Dunnuck: 94 Points for Gaja Darmagi 2017

Jeb Dunnuck has awarded a score of 94 points to Gaja Darmagi 2017. 94 points  Gaja Darmagi 2017 “While a base Langhe release, the 2017 Darmagi is stunning stuff, offering a killer bouquet of ripe red and black fruits, hot asphalt, spring flowers, tobacco, and a touch of rocky, earthy

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Jeb Dunnuck: 93 Points for Gaja Langhe Gaia & Rey 2018

Jeb Dunnuck has awarded a score of 93 points to Gaja Langhe Gaia & Rey 2018. 93 points  Gaja Langhe Gaia & Rey 2018 “Named after Lucia and Angelo Gaja’s daughter, Gaia Gaja, and Angelo’s granmother, Clotilde Rey, the 2018 Langhe Gaia & Rey (100% Chardonnay) offers a richer, layered,

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Jeb Dunnuck: 91 Points for Gaja Langhe Alteni Di Brassica 2018

Jeb Dunnuck has awarded a score of 91 points to Gaja Langhe Alteni di Di Brassica 2018. 91 points  Gaja Langhe Gaia & Rey 2018 “Based on Sauvignon Blanc, the 2018 Langhe Alteni Di Brassica has a beautiful, classic Sauvignon nose of crushed citrus, white grapefruit, lemon zest, and honeyed

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Robert Parker Wine Advocate: 100 Points for GAJA Sperss 2016

Monica Larner of Robert Parker Wine Advocate has awarded an exceptional score of 100 points to GAJA Sperss 2016. 100 points GAJA Sperss 2016 “The golden touch, that proverbial Gaja magic, is taken to a whole new level in the 2016 Barolo Sperss. Angelo Gaja has taught his children to

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Robert Parker Wine Advocate: 95 Points for GAJA Barbaresco 2017

Monica Larner of Robert Parker Wine Advocate has awarded a score of 95 points to GAJA Barbaresco 2017. 95 points GAJA Barbaresco 2017 “The Gaja 2017 Barbaresco is nuanced and delicate with ever-expanding aromatic intensity that amply fills the balloon of your glass. The wine takes a little while to

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Decanter:”Gaja: A Family Portrait”

The Gaja family was profiled by Decanter in the April 12, 2020 article Gaja: A Family Portrait written by Tiziano Gaia. “Through undeniably audacious viticultural decisions, this fifth-generation winemaking dynasty elevated Barbaresco to fine-wine status. Now, the patriarch of Piedmont and his family are ushering in a new era for

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Jeb Dunnuck: 94 Points for GAJA Gaia & Rey 2017

Jeb Dunnuck has awarded a score of 94 points to GAJA Gaia & Rey 2017. 94 points GAJA Gaia & Rey 2017 “The 2017 Gaia & Ray reminds me of a top Sonoma Coast Chardonnay with is incredible salty minerality as well as classic Chardonnay notes of stone fruits, caramelized pineapple,

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Jeb Dunnuck: 90 Points for GAJA Alteni di Brassica 2017

Jeb Dunnuck has awarded a score of 90 points to GAJA Alteni di Brassica 2017. 90 points  GAJA Alteni di Brassica 2017 “First released in 1983 (as was the Gaia & Ray Chardonnay), the 2017 Langhe Alteni di Brassica is a mineral-driven, bright, and juicy expression of Sauvignon Blanc that

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Vinous: 92 Points for GAJA Gaia & Rey 2017

Antonio Galloni of Vinous has awarded a score of 92 points to GAJA Gaia & Rey 2017. 92 points GAJA Gaia & Rey 2017 “The 2017 Gaia & Rey (Chardonnay) is a very pretty wine. In. this warm, dry year Gaja has done a terrific job in retaining a good

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Vinous: 93 Points for GAJA Alteni di Brassica 2017

Antonio Galloni of Vinous has awarded a score of 93  points to GAJA Alteni di Brassica 2017. 93 points  GAJA Alteni di Brassica 2017 “Gaja’s 2017 Alteni di Brassica (Sauvignon) is bright, crisp and also wonderfully nuanced, with lovely textural depth that gives the wine its classy personality. Green orchard

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Vinous: 93 Points for GAJA Darmagi Langhe 2016

Antonio Galloni of Vinous has awarded a score of 93 points to GAJA Darmagi Langhe 2016. 93 pointsGAJA Darmagi Langhe 2016 “The 2016 Darmagi (Cabernet Sauvignon) is classy and polished, with good varietal character and impeccable balance. Crème de cassis, menthol, licorice and lavender all develop in the glass in

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Vinous: 97 Points for GAJA Barolo Conteisa 2015

Antonio Galloni of Vinous has awarded an exceptional score of 97 points to GAJA Barolo Conteisa 2015. 97 pointsGAJA Barolo Conteisa 2015 “The 2015 Barolo Conteisa is a heady, exotic wine, and also one of the most complete, alluring Conteisas I have ever tasted. Conteisa is usually a wine of

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Vinous: 100 Points for GAJA Sorì Tildìn 2016

Antonio Galloni of Vinous has awarded a perfect score of 100 points to GAJA Sorì Tildìn 2016. 100 pointsGAJA Sorì Tildìn 2016 “The 2016 Barbaresco Sorì Tildìn is a fabulous, incredibly complete wine that soars out of the glass with explosive structure and vertical lift. The tannins are very much

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Vinous: 96 Points for GAJA Barbaresco 2016

Antonio Galloni of Vinous has awarded a score of 96 points to GAJA Barbaresco 2016. 96 pointsGAJA Barbaresco 2016 “Gaja’s 2016 Barbaresco is positively stellar. A wine of poise and grace, the 2016 has so much to offer. Expressive spice and floral notes open up first, but what really stands

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Vinous: 98 Points for GAJA Sperss 2015

Antonio Galloni of Vinous has awarded an exceptional score of 98 points to GAJA Sperss 2015. 98 pointsGAJA Sperss 2015 “The 2015 Barolo Sperss shows all of the darkness and muscle that are so typical of Serralunga. Black cherry, plum, licorice, incense, gravel, cured meats and scorched earth infuse this

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Vinous: 98+ Points for GAJA Sorì San Lorenzo 2016

Antonio Galloni of Vinous has awarded an exceptional score of 98+ points to GAJA Sorì San Lorenzo 2016. 98+ pointsGAJA Sorì San Lorenzo 2016 “The 2016 Barbaresco Sorì San Lorenzo is an eternal wine that will need 10-15 years in bottle to truly come around. Sorì San Lorenzo is often a

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Vinous: 98 Points for GAJA Costa Russi 2016

Antonio Galloni of Vinous has awarded an exceptional score of 98 points to GAJA Costa Russi 2016. 98 pointsGAJA Costa Russi 2016 “The 2016 Barbaresco Costa Russi is ripe, creamy and enveloping, as it so often is, and yet also preserves the super classic sense of structure that runs through

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Jeb Dunnuck: 90 Points for GAJA Alteni di Brassica 2017

Jeb Dunnuck has awarded a score of 90 points to GAJA Alteni di Brassica 2017. 90 points  GAJA Alteni di Brassica 2017 “First released in 1983 (as was the Gaia & Ray Chardonnay), the 2017 Langhe Alteni di Brassica is a mineral-driven, bright, and juicy expression of Sauvignon Blanc that

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Jeb Dunnuck: 94 Points for GAJA Gaia & Rey 2017

Jeb Dunnuck has awarded a score of 94 points to GAJA Gaia & Rey 2017. 94 points GAJA Gaia & Rey 2017 “The 2017 Gaia & Rey reminds me of a top Sonoma Coast Chardonnay with is incredible salty minerality as well as classic Chardonnay notes of stone fruits, caramelized

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Jeb Dunnuck: 93+ Points for GAJA Darmagi Langhe 2016

Jeb Dunnuck has awarded a score of 93+ points to GAJA Darmagi Langhe 2016. 93+ pointsGAJA Darmagi Langhe 2016 “Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in 30% new oak, the 2016 Langhe Darmagi is an inky hued 2016 that has powerful notes of black fruits, scorched earth, tobacco leaf,

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Jeb Dunnuck: 97 Points for GAJA Barolo Conteisa 2015

Jeb Dunnuck has awarded an exceptional score of 97 points to GAJA Barolo Conteisa 2015. 97 pointsGAJA Barolo Conteisa 2015 “A big, beefy Barolo, the 2015 Barolo Conteisa comes from a site near La Morral and was first made in 1996. It takes plenty of air to come together but

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Jeb Dunnuck: 98 Points for GAJA Sorì Tildìn 2016

Jeb Dunnuck has awarded an exceptional score of 98 points to GAJA Sorì Tildìn 2016. 98 pointsGAJA Sorì Tildìn 2016 “Coming from a warmer, south-facing site, the 2016 Barbaresco Sori Tildin is a more concentrated, vibrant wine compared to the straight Barbaresco and has vivid notes of bright cherry fruits,

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Jeb Dunnuck: 94 Points for GAJA Barbaresco 2016

Jeb Dunnuck has awarded 94 points to GAJA Barbaresco 2016. 94 pointsGAJA Barbaresco 2016 “The 2016 Barbaresco showed beautifully, with a classical yet seductive and sweetly fruited style that’s going to evolve gracefully. Medium ruby-hued, with a core of sweet red fruits balanced by classic dried flowers, licorice, asphalt, and

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Jeb Dunnuck: 100 Points for GAJA Sperss 2015

Jeb Dunnuck has awarded a perfect score of 100 points to GAJA Sperss 2015. 100 pointsGAJA Sperss 2015 “The 2015 Barolo Sperss is another smoking good 2015 that shows the sunny warmth of the vintage in its massive bouquet of blackcurrants, kirsch liqueur, red plums, Asian spices, violets, and flowery

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Jeb Dunnuck: 99 Points for GAJA Sorì San Lorenzo 2016

Jeb Dunnuck has awarded an exceptional score of 99 points to GAJA Sorì San Lorenzo 2016. 99 pointsGAJA Sorì San Lorenzo 2016 “Another wine with a Burgundian silkiness (tannins this good can be hard to find in young Nebbiolo), the 2016 Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo offers a more exotic bouquet of

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Jeb Dunnuck: 98+ Points for GAJA Costa Russi 2016

Jeb Dunnuck has awarded an exceptional score of 98+ points to GAJA Costa Russi 2016. 98+ pointsGAJA Costa Russi 2016 “The 2016 Barbaresco Costa Russi is a more floral, sappy Barbaresco, offering textbook notes of black cherries, rose petals, sappy herbs, and violets. It’s one of the more vibrant, juicy,

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Wine Enthusiast: 95 Points for GAJA Sorì Tildìn 2016

Kerin O’Keefe of Wine Enthusiast has awarded 95 points to GAJA Sorì Tildìn 2016. 95 pointsGAJA Sorì Tildìn 2016 “Red berry, exotic spice and a whiff of camphor form the enticing nose. Firmly structured but loaded with finesse, the linear palate delivers crunchy red cherry, pomegranate, star anise and white pepper

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Wine Enthusiast: 98 Points for GAJA Sorì San Lorenzo 2016

Kerin O’Keefe of Wine Enthusiast has awarded 98 points to GAJA Sorì San Lorenzo 2016.  98 pointsGAJA Sorì San Lorenzo 2016 “Rose petal, camphor, eucalyptus and dark-skinned-berry aromas shape the nose on this captivating wine. Vibrant and intense, the palate evokes spiced cranberry, red cherry, licorice, espresso and a hint of

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Wine Enthusiast: 95 Points for GAJA Costa Russi 2016

Kerin O’Keefe of Wine Enthusiast has awarded 95 points to GAJA Costa Russi 2016. 95 pointsGAJA Costa Russi 2016 “Dark-skinned berry, coconut and balsamic aromas of eucalyptus shape the nose along with a whiff of rose petal. On the tense, youthfully austere palate, taut, fine-grained tannins and vibrant acidity support red

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Wine Enthusiast: 98 Points for GAJA Barbaresco 2016

Kerin O’Keefe of Wine Enthusiast has awarded 98 points to GAJA Barbaresco 2016.  98 pointsGAJA Barbaresco 2016 “Aromas of rose, red berry and eucalyptus mingle with whiffs of exotic spice on the gorgeous, fragrant red. Loaded with finesse and tension, the elegant, structured palate delivers crushed raspberry, white pepper and

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Wine Spectator: 97 Points for GAJA Sorì San Lorenzo 2016

Bruce Sanderson of Wine Spectator has awarded 97 points to GAJA Sorì San Lorenzo 2016. 97 pointsBarbaresco Sorì San Lorenzo 2016 “Features sweet ripe cherry, plum, eucalyptus, tobacco, and spice flavors. The texture is tightly woven and refined, while vibrant acidity drives the long finish. Shows wonderful harmony and the

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Wine Spectator: 97 Points for GAJA Costa Russi 2016

Bruce Sanderson of Wine Spectator has awarded 97 points to GAJA Costa Russi 2016. 97 pointsBarbaresco Costa Russi 2016 “This delicate red features floral, strawberry, cherry, currant and loamy earthy aromas and flavors. A line of firm tannins adds supports and the finish is long and expansive. Shows terrific balance.

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Wine Spectator: 95 Points for GAJA Sorì Tildìn 2016

Bruce Sanderson of Wine Spectator has awarded 95 points to GAJA Sorì Tildìn 2016. 95 pointsGAJA Sorì Tildìn 2016 “Supple and concentrated, delivering cherry, strawberry, iron, tobacco, and loamy earth flavors. Gets silkier and more graceful, playing out on the long finish. Shows excellent harmony and complexity.”   Visit our

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James Suckling Awards GAJA & Ca’ Marcanda Eight-93+ Point Ratings

Influential wine critic and Italian wine specialist James Suckling has recognized GAJA and Ca’ Marcanda with exceptional scores of 93-99 points. 99 points:GAJA Sorí San Lorenzo 2016 “Glorious aromas of ripe strawberries, cherries and orange peel with flowers and stones and some incense. Full-bodied, dense and powerful with fantastic depth

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Wine Spectator: 95 Points for GAJA Sperss 2015

Bruce Sanderson of Wine Spectator has awarded 95 points to GAJA Sperss 2015. 95 pointsGAJA Sperss 2015 “A broad, powerful style, full of well-defined plum, cherry, licorice, leather, iron, and tobacco flavors. The smooth texture adds refinement. Exhibits refinement despite the breadth, The fine, lingering aftertaste picks up elements of

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Wine Spectator: Angelo & Gaia Gaja, Climate Change Challenge

Wine Spectator featured Gaia and Angelo Gaja in a wonderful video focused on how they are meeting the challenges that climate change poses for winemaking. “Angelo Gaja and his daughter Gaia share how their vineyard practices are changing with the climate. The enlightening –and humorous– presentation touches on compost, worms, vine moths, cypress

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Angelo Gaja Honored with Winemakers’ Winemaker Award at ProWein 2019

Angelo Gaja was honored at ProWein 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany with the prestigious Winemakers’ Winemaker award. Coverage of the event appeared in  The Drinks Business in the March 18, 2019 article Angelo Gaja Wins Winemakers’ Winemaker Award 2019 by Peter Schmitt. “Given annually by the Institute of Masters of Wine

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The Today Show Gifts Gaia & Rey Chardonnay to Kathie Lee Gifford

The Today Show recently featured Gaja “Gaia & Rey” Chardonnay in a special tribute to departing co-host Kathie Lee Gifford. It is her favorite wine in the world! The segment aired on March 13, 2019. Click here or the image below to watch the video.  “Wine expert and television host, Leslie

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Forbes: Gaja Sito Moresco 2015 Selected as Red Wine of the Week

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%

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Wine Spectator: Barolo Conteisa 2013 Awarded 92 Points

“Densely woven with flavors of cherry, plum, earth and spice, this red starts out very tightly wrapped, relaxing and gaining richness with air. A touch dry on the finish, but overall balanced. Decant at least 3 hours now, or better yet, age another 5 years. Best from 2022 through 2038.

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Wine Spectator: Barolo Sperss 2013 Given 96 Points

“Textbook rose, tar and cherry aromas and flavors, with accents of oak, spice, licorice and tobaccom are the hallmarks of this complex red. Powerful yet harmonious, showing fine structure and a lingering finish. Best from 2022 through 2040. 375 cases imported.” – Bruce Sanderson

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Jeb Dunnuck Importer Report: GAJA Reviews

2014 Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo  – 97 Points “The 2014 Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo is certainly one of more structured, masculine 2014s. From more limestone soils and a slightly cooler, south facing hillside, it offers a deeper ruby color to go with beautiful notes of black cherries, currants, wood smoke,

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Wine Spectator Insider: 2014 Gaja Barbarescos

“When you talk about the character of a wine, you are talking about the character of the vintage,” said Gaia. “In the easy vintages, the grapes keep memories of the easy child­ hood they had, and the wines are easy and friendly. In 2014, the wines are not like that.”

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Wine Spectator: Great Scores for Barbaresco Wines

Gaja’s Barbaresco wines have received great scores from the Wine Spectator in the November 15 issue, including a 95 rating for Barbaresco Sorì San Lorenzo 2014, 94 points for both Barbaresco Costa Russi 2014 and Barbaresco Sorì Tildìn 2014. Barbaresco 2014 received a score of 93 points. Gaja rating in WS

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Gaia Gaja: I Want To Play By The Rules

In an interview with The Drinks Business in London, at the Armit offices in London where she launched the 2014 vintage of her three single vineyard Barbarescos, Gaja said of her decision to take the trio back under the Barbaresco DOP, “As much as I love my father’s great confidence

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GAJA: ITALY’S FUTURE LIES IN WHITE WINES

  According to an article published on September 29, 2017 in The Drinks Business by Lucy Shaw, Gaia Gaja believes that “Italy’s future lies in white wines.” Speaking to the drinks business at the Armit offices in London where she launched the 2014 vintage of her three single vineyard Barbarescos,

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Decanter’s Andrew Jefford: Forward in Doubt

Andrew Jefford joins Gaia Gaja plus dog on a tour of the company’s vineyards – and discovers the Gaja way of thinking en route. Gaia Gaja in the vineyards. Credit: Andrew Jefford Back in mid-June, on a typically warm and humid Langhe morning, I visited the key Gaja vineyards in

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Wine Spectator: 93 Points for 2013 Gaja Barbaresco

In a recent post, Wine Spectator Italy expert Bruce Sanderson reviews the 2013 Gaja Barbaresco, giving it a score of 93 points with this tasting note: “Cherry, strawberry, cinnamon, peony and chalky flavors mingle in this aromatic red. Lean and firm, with a meaty element, this has all the elements in place. Stretches

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New Release: GAJA Barbaresco 2013

A vintage of elegance, purity and straightforward terroir-expression. Climate and harvest Throughout 2013, the weather was generally colder than normal, and there was abundant rain from spring to summer. After the warm and dry 2012, these cool, humid conditions greatly helped the soils. We consider 2013 a great, classic Piedmontese

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Wine Spectator: ‘Gaja Returns to Barbaresco’

Bruce Sanderson of the Wine Spectator reports on an announcement by Gaia Gaja that beginning with the 2013 vintage, GAJA will designate its three single-vineyard reds—Costa Russi, Sorì Tildin and Sorì San Lorenzo—as appellation-specific Barbaresco. The wines will be made using 100 percent Nebbiolo and will carry the official EU designation DOP (Denominazione

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The Stars Drink GAJA

What do George and Amal Clooney, Rihanna, and Naomi Campbell all have in common? A taste for GAJA wines, it appears. US Weekly recently spotted George and Amal dining out at Dal Bolognese restaurant, in Rome, where the actor and human rights lawyer had traveled to meet the pope: “They ate antipasto with Italy’s

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The Angelo Gaja Interview on I’ll Drink to That!

Levi Dalton’s latest “I’ll Drink to That” podcast features a new interview with Angelo Gaja that’s not to be missed. The great artisan vintner tells of the lessons he learned from his grandmother, the brilliance of his father, the key decisions that have marked his career of innovation, and countless

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Houston Chronicle Recommends Sito Moresco

Wine writer Dale Robertson recommends the GAJA Sito Moresco in his Houston Chronicle column this week. On a scale of 1-10, Robertson rates the wine 9.1 and says the Chronicle tasting panel “Gave it a unanimous recommendation with three scores of 9 or higher. ‘Floral aromas and maraschino cherries on the palate.

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Angelo Gaja Honored at ‘A Magical, Musical Wine Star Awards’

What a night it was! In a new post, the Wine Enthusiast‘s Kara Newman captures all the energy, passion and artistry on display at the magazine’s 16th Annual Wine Star Awards, at the New York Public Library this past Monday. The highlight of the evening for GAJA was the honoring of Angelo Gaja

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93-Point Scores for GAJA Darmagi and Sperss from Wine Spectator

The Wine Spectator‘s Bruce Sanderson is in with two excellent new reviews of GAJA wines. First, in the Jan. 31-Feb. 29, 2016, issue of the magazine: GAJA Darmagi 2012 93 Points Packed with violet, black currant, black cherry and spice flavors, this red is rich and smooth, with intensity and depth.

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GAJA Scores Multiple 93-Point Ratings by Antonio Galloni

Antonio Galloni just released his reports on Barolo and Barbaresco with several new GAJA scores published including four 93-point ratings: “The next chapter at Gaja is going to be fascinating to follow.”—GALLONI 93 points: GAJA Sperss 2011 A dark, voluptuous beauty, the 2011 Sperss is wonderfully expressive and open today.

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GAJA makes James Suckling’s Top 5 2012 Barbaresco List

James Suckling just announced his top five picks for 2012 Barbaresco and GAJA is #3 on the list! 94 points – GAJA Barbaresco 2012 So perfumed with black cherry, strawberry and flowers. Tar undertones. Brick, too. Some minerals. Stone fruit. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Barbaresco with clarity and

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Gaia Gaja Featured in Le Pan ‘The Art of Fine Wine Living’

In this two hour interview, Gaia Gaja talks about her grandfather Giovanni’s mission to put Barbaresco on the map, the innovations that Angelo Gaja put into practice in the 1970s when he took over the winery and Gaia’s plans for the family business in the future. Gaia pays close attention

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GAJA Costa Russi recommended on Forbes.com

Famed Winemaker Pierre Lurton visited Angelo Gaja during one of the Grand Tastings evenings at NYWE in October and highly enjoyed tasting GAJA’s featured wine, the 2011 Costa Russi: 2011 Gaja Langhe Costa Russi—Lurton and owner Angleo Gaja share some laughs (in a mixture of Italian and French) about what

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Barbaresco DOCG

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.

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Sorì San Lorenzo

This wine made history when it became one of the earliest single-vineyard bottlings of Nebbiolo in Piedmont with the 1967 vintage.

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Sorì Tildìn

Sorì Tildìn delivers a round, subtly textured expression of Nebbiolo, and will age superbly for more than 40 years in exceptional vintages.

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Costa Russi

GAJA’s Costa Russi, from a 10-acre vineyard in the township of Barbaresco, is known for refined aromatics and elegant texture,

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Sperss

Tar, rose petal, and earth are the classic flavors of Serralunga, home to the Sperrs vineyard, that define this coveted and highly collectible expression of Nebbiolo.

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GAJA Barbaresco 1978 Revisited by James Suckling, 37 Years Later

James Suckling recently revisted the 1978 Barbaresco by GAJA after having visited the Gajas this past summer to taste their 2011 Barbarescos. Angelo and Gaia had said, they were hoping the “2014 might be remembered as a 1978.” Excerpt: I tasted Gaja’s 1978 Barbaresco in Hong Kong last November, and

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GAJA Sperss 2010 Scores 97 Points in Wine Spectator

Featured in the Jan 31/Feb 28 issue of Spectator, GAJA’s recently released 2011 vintage and 2010 Sperss left a lasting impression on Bruce Sanderson who rated all wines 91+ points. 97       Gaja Langhe Sperss 2010 (Collectable) Fragrant, with incense and sandalwood notes framing the core of cherry, accented by hints

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Gaia Gaja featured in Wine Enthusiast

Gaia Gaja is featured in the February issue of Wine Enthusiast as a local expert to Piedmont and comments on the many cycling paths available in the area. “If you love cycling, there are stunning roads you can pedal on. My favorite itinerary is in Alta Langa. Starting from Manera,

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Gaja 2014 Harvest Report – Barbaresco and Barolo

During 2014 vintage we noticed several similarities in the climatic trend of the four areas in which we operate: Barbaresco, Barolo, Bolgheri and Montalcino. Generally speaking: The vintage was distinguished by mild winter and a warm spring. Summer time brought a high level of unpredictability to the weather, with abundant

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Tasting Table features one of Gaia’s favorite dishes

Above: “Legendary” Piedmontese chef Cesare Giaccone (image via CesareGiaccone.it). The editors at Tasting Table have called Cesare Giaccone’s “chestnut polenta spooned over a raw egg yolk nestled in a snow drift of grated Parmesan” a “legendary creation… one of the dishes they’ve been obsessing over” since Gaia Gaja first told

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Top scores for GAJA in Wine Spectator (Dec. 15, 2013)

GAJA Conteisa 2009 95 points Elegant, vibrant and beautifully balanced, this features cherry and raspberry fruit aligned with a firm, harmonious structure. Licorice, tar and spice notes chime in, with a lingering finish of cherry, tobacco and menthol. Shows great energy and drive. Best from 2016 through 2030. 625 cases

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Wine Spectator: Gaja, Modernity, Tradition and Passion in Italy

From the October 29, 2013 online edition of Wine Spectator (in the photo, from the left, Gaia Gaja and her father, Angelo, with Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson, standing). At just after 9:30 a.m. on the third day of the Wine Experience, attendees could have been excused if they

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Wine Advocate Scores (June 2013)

Wine Advocate June 2013 #207 Just a short while ago, in the midst of one of Italy’s darkest political hours when forming a functioning government seemed like an exercise in futility, someone sent me a Facebook petition proposing Angelo Gaja as a candidate for President of the Republic of Italy.

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Angelo Gaja’s reflections on the current grape market in Italy

The following editorial by Angelo Gaja appeared in the Italian national daily La Stampa in January 2013. After years of low grape production due to the reoccurrence of unfavorable climatic conditions, excess heat, and summer drought, there is a shortage of wine in Italy. What could happen to Italian wine

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Antonio Galloni on the GAJA 2009

From the October 2012 issue of Wine Advocate. Barbaresco 2009 93+ points The 2009 Barbaresco is absolutely remarkable for the way it carersses the palate with endless layers of sweet red fruit. Will the 2009 shut down in bottle? Truth is, I don’t know, but the wine is exceptionally beautiful

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Gaia Gaja pours 89 Sperss by the glass in SF

Above: The dining room at Acquerello is one of the most elegant gastronomic destinations in the U.S. today. On Wednesday night in San Francisco, at one of they city’s most thrilling dining destinations, the elegant Acquerello in Nob Hill, guests were treated to an unusual surprise. Upon being seated, they

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Angelo Gaja’s notes on Langhe vintages, 1958-2011

Terlato Wines International recently asked a writer to sit down with Angelo Gaja and record his notes and memories from Langhe vintages stretching back to the 1958. Not only did the transcript of their conversation generate fascinating technical observations, it also delivered unexpected insights, surprising revelations, and highly personal anecdotes

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GAJA featured in Robb Report

Best of the Best 2012: International Red Wines: Gaja 2008 Sorì Langhe San Lorenzo Robb Report, June 1, 2012 Since 1859, the Gaja Winery in the Barbaresco region of Piedmont, Italy, has been committed to producing fine wines that express the highly individual characters of its vineyards’ varied soils. Yet

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Angelo Gaja in the New York Times

As quoted by Eric Asimov in the New York Times (March 23, 2012), “Angelo Gaja issues a missive on the state of the Italian wine industry.” Europe’s Winds of Change by Angelo Gaja The Italian wine market is going through a phase of profound change that offers contrasting clues for

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GAJA at the Naples Winter Wine Festival

This past weekend, the Naples Winter Wine Festival was held in Naples, Florida. The weekend festivities highlight is the live auction. The 4½-hour auction’s 67 lots raised $12.2 million, surpassing last year’s $12 million and the festival’s $100 million mark. Since its launch in 2001, the event has raised $106.7

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Steve Tanzer Gaja Profile, Notes, and Scores

Gaja By Stephen Tanzer Angelo Gaja is well aware of the conflicting currents that are making production of rich, high-alcohol wines increasingly tricky. “Global warming started to show its effect in 1996,” he told me. “We had very big wines in earlier vintages like 1971, 1961 and 1947, but now

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Wine Spectator’s Feature Story on Angelo Gaja

Veteran journalist and editor Mitch Frank’s October 2011 Wine Spectator cover story on Angelo Gaja is already being called one of the best stand-alone pieces ever to have been written about the legendary Piedmontese and now Tuscan winemaker. Never before has one of the top wine writers in the United

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Angelo Gaja’s Vinitaly address

Questions from Vinitaly The following questions and answers were part of Angelo Gaja’s address last month at Vinitaly, the Italian wine industry’s annual trade fare. QUESTION: Can the largest producer of wine survive on exports alone? What are the risks represented by financial fluctuations and the aggressive marketing and distribution

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A letter to the editors of Corriere Vinicolo

To the editor: I would like to submit a comment on two recent contributions to the Corriere Vinicolo, issue 49/50, 2010. Lamberto Vallarino Gancia, president of Federvini (an association of spirits and alcoholic beverage producers) states that “the consumption of wine, aperitifs, liquor, and distillates is part of the heritage

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Harvest Report 2010

PIEDMONT In the right amounts, sun and rain are what create quality in Piedmontese wines, the Nebbiolo-derived wines of Barbaresco and Barolo among them. The climatic progression of 2010 has been different from that of the previous ten years. During the summer of 2003, there were eight exceptionally hot weeks.

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