Novelist Jay McInerney offers a compelling look at this legendary figure and the iconic winery he has built.
Critic's Top 100 includes GAJA wines at #3, #40 and #43, with GAJA Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo 2013 leading the way.
"Gaja's Sorì San Lorenzo, arguably the most iconic of all the wines, is superb.... The 2013 Barbaresco Costa Russi is a real head-turner.... As always, the Sorì Tildìn is a wine of nuance and delineation above all else."
Acclaimed novelist Jay McInerney captures the passion of the Gaja family and the importance of the GAJA winery in a brilliant new article in the November 2016 issue.
GAJA Barbaresco on List of ‘The 6 Most Extravagant Bottles of Wine Every True Connoisseur Should Own’
Sommelier Enreico Bernado puts the 1989 GAJA Barbaresco in rare company.
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 out pleasantly, but needs time to relax. Best from 2019 through 2032. 750 cases imported.”
This review is available to Wine Spectator subscribers here.
The September 2016 Robb Report explores DaGromis and Sito Moresco, two wines that “are among the least known from GAJA, though no less delicious."
One-hundred points for Sorì San Lorenzo, and more outstanding reviews from the veteran journalist and wine critic.
Decanter’s Chris Mercer has posted a report on the news that three single-vineyard GAJA wines will be labeled as “Barbaresco” after seventeen years under the Langhe designation.
Gaia Gaja, daughter of renowned winemaker Angelo Gaja, said she and her siblings, Rossana and Giovanni, have chosen to take the three red wines back under the Barbaresco appellation umbrella.
The wines, Costa Russi, Sorì Tildin and Sorì San Lorenzo, will be labelled as appellation Barbaresco DOP – equivalent to DOCG under new EU rules – from the 2013 vintage release.
It means that all must be made with 100% Nebbiolo grapes.
Since the 1996 vintage, the wines have used the ‘Langhe’ denomination, after Angelo Gaja decided that they would benefit from up to 15% of Barbera grapes in the final blend….
It was not a decision taken against her father’s will, she added. ‘It’s a decision we long thought about and to which we’ve come thanks also to the support of our father [Angelo Gaja].’
Click here to read the full story on the Decanter website.