Story of the wine:
Alteni di Brassica is a Sauvignon Blanc wine from small vineyards near Barbaresco and Serralunga, a total of 3.5ha. The name is derived from alteni referring to the small stone walls surrounding the orchards in the area and brassica the yellow flowers in the vineyards that flower in spring.
Grape(s): 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Area: From 3.5ha of vineyards in Barbaresco and Serralunga
Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel vats for 4 weeks. There is a full malolactic fermentation
Ageing: Aged in slightly used barriques for six months
Pack size: 6x75cl
Descriptions for Wine List
1) An elegant fresh perfume with a rounded gooseberry tone on the nose. A well structured body on the palate with a crisp balanced finish.
2) Gaja strikes again. Even with the international varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc he makes a consummate wine with great breeding. An elegant fresh perfume with a rounded gooseberry tone on the nose. A well structured body on the palate with a crisp balanced finish.
Vintage 2006 Score 93 in the Wine Spectator
Country: Italy Region: Barbaresco - Piemonte Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Product code: 2255 Pack size: 6x75cl
The Gaja family settled in the Piedmont region in northwest Italy in the mid-seventeenth century. Four generations of Gajas have been producing wines in Piedmont's Langhe hills since 1859, the year Giovanni Gaja, a local grape grower, established the Gaja winery in Barbaresco. Over the years, the Gajas acquired some of the finest vineyards in the Langhe. Today, The Gaja winery owns 250 acres of vineyards in the Barbaresco district (Barbaresco and Treiso villages) and the Barolo district (Serralunga d'Alba and La Morra villages).