Story of the wine:
This was the Gaja estate’s first white wine and is sourced from the Gaia & Rey vineyard, first planted in 1979, and is named after his daughter Gaia and his grandmother Clotilda Rey. The first vintage was released in 1983. It is generally regarded as Gaja most prestigious white wine.
Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay
Area: The first vineyard is in Treiso and was first planted in 1979. In 1989 they added a vineyard in Serralunga. In total nearly 7ha. of vineyards
Age of Vines: 20 -30 years old
Vinification: The wine is fermented in stainless steel vats at about 640C for 4 weeks
Ageing: Aged for between 6 and 8 months in new and slightly used barriques, during which time it completes its malolactic fermentation
Pack size: 6x75cl
Descriptions for Wine List
1) A fresh but complex nose with citrus tones. On the palate it is intense but with elegance and minerality followed by a long finish.
2) Perhaps Gaja’s most prestigious white wine that receives regular accolades and is much sought after. A fresh but complex nose with citrus tones. On the palate it is intense but with elegance and minerality followed by a long finish.
Vintage 2013 Score 93 in the Wine Advocate (Larner)
Vintage 2007 Score 92 in the Wine Advocate (Parker)
Vintage 2006 Score 93 in the Wine Spectator
Country: Italy Region: Barbaresco - Piemonte Grape: 100% Chardonnay Product code: 2256 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).