If we were to name just one Barbaresco producer, it would of course be Angelo Gaja. In the family domain, he is actively supported by his wife Lucia, his daughters Gaia and Rossana and the famous and excellent oenologist Guido Rivella.
The grapes come from a single plot called Sori San Lorenzo. This vineyard was acquired in 1964 and was named after the Saint of the Cathedral of Alba: San Lorenzo.
The Sorì San Lorenzo is generally the most powerful and austere of the Gaja's wines.
Color : Dark ruby red
Nose : Intense aromas of fruit, such as cherry and blackberry, mineral, as well as aromas of exotic herbs and spices.
Mouth : Rich tannic structure and an extremely long finish.
Alcohol level : 14%
Winemaking : Fermentation in temperature-controlled vats for 3 weeks, followed by 12 months in barrels, then 12 months in large oak barrels.
Food pairing : Dishes with white truffle, rabbit, venison
Aging potential : >15 years
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