Barbaresco
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009

A vintage of elegance, purity and straightforward terroir-expression. 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. The GAJA winery stopped sourcing fruit from other growers in 1961 in order to ensure the utmost quality in its wines. In all, GAJA Barbaresco is produced using grapes grown in 14 vineyards in the village of Barbaresco. 

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Wine Notes
Color
Garnet
Aroma
The nose is almost sensual in its complexity, with aromas of forest fruits, plums, licorice, mineral and coffee scents.
Taste
Initial citrusy notes lead to a sweet fruit expression of wild strawberry, tropical notes of guava and passion fruit. The finish is distinctly floral with nuances of rose, elderflower, violet, musk and white pepper.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2013
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Nebbiolo
Appellation: 
Barbaresco
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The grapes from each lot are fermented separately in stainless-steel vats for approximately 20 days, depending on the vintage. Upon completion of fermentation, the wine is racked to barriques, where malolactic fermentation takes place.
Length/Type of Aging: 
The grapes, coming from each single vineyard, separately undergo fermentation, maceration and ageing in oak for 12 months. Then they are blended and further age in oak for another 12 months.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Italy
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. The GAJA winery stopped sourcing fruit from other growers in 1961 in order to ensure the utmost quality in its wines. In all, GAJA Barbaresco is produced using grapes grown in 14 vineyards in the village of Barbaresco.
In 2012, the single-vineyards were not bottled, as they were not quite up to GAJA standards. The flagship Barbaresco benfitted from this situation as it received grapes from the Sori San Lorenzo, Sori Tildin and Costa Russi vineyards together with grapes from 5 out of 14 vineyards usually involved in producing this wine.

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Wine Notes
Color
Garnet
Aroma
The nose is almost sensual in its complexity, with aromas of forest fruits, plums, licorice, mineral and coffee scents.
Taste
Long, complex finish with fine, silk-like tannins and good acidity; dense structure, full of super-ripe fruit.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Nebbiolo
Appellation: 
Barbaresco
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The grapes from each lot are fermented separately in stainless-steel vats for approximately 20 days, depending on the vintage. Upon completion of fermentation, the wine is racked to barriques, where malolactic fermentation takes place.
Length/Type of Aging: 
After fermentation is complete, the separate lots are then aged for one year in barriques (20% new, with a balance in one and two year old casks). The 14 lots are then blended and racked to large Slavonian oak casks ranging in age from 5-15 years.
Bottled Date: 
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Release Date:
Monday, August 3, 2015
Cases Produced: 
2,500
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Italy

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. The GAJA winery stopped sourcing fruit from other growers in 1961 in order to ensure the utmost quality in its wines. In all, GAJA Barbaresco is produced using grapes grown in 14 vineyards in the village of Barbaresco.

It is important to note the unique bottle shape created by the GAJA winery for this classic wine. The rich, powerful GAJA Barbaresco is intended for aging and thus benefits from a longer cork - and, in 1978, GAJA became the first winemaker in Piedmont to make that change. In order to accomodate the new format, GAJA redesigned the traditional Burgundian-format bottle used in Piedmont, created a hybrid bottle with a long Bordelaise neck and Burgundian bottle.

 

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Wine Notes
Color
Garnet
Aroma
The nose is almost sensual in its complexity, with aromas of forest fruits, plums, licorice, mineral and coffee scents.
Taste
Long, complex finish with fine, silk-like tannins and good acidity; dense structure, full of super-ripe fruit.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Nebbiolo
Appellation: 
Barbaresco
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The grapes from each lot are fermented separately in stainless-steel vats for approximately 20 days, depending on the vintage. Upon completion of fermentation, the wine is racked to barriques, where malolactic fermentation takes place.
Length/Type of Aging: 
After fermentation is complete, the separate lots are then aged for one year in barriques (20% new, with a balance in one and two year old casks). The 14 lots are then blended and racked to large Slavonian oak casks ranging in age from five to fifteen years.
Bottled Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Release Date:
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
7,000
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Italy

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. The GAJA winery stopped sourcing fruit from other growers in 1961 in order to ensure the utmost quality in its wines. In all, GAJA Barbaresco is produced using grapes grown in 14 vineyards in the village of Barbaresco.

It is important to note the unique bottle shape created by the GAJA winery for this classic wine. The rich, powerful GAJA Barbaresco is intended for aging and thus benefits from a longer cork - and, in 1978, GAJA became the first winemaker in Piedmont to make that change. In order to accomodate the new format, GAJA redesigned the traditional Burgundian-format bottle used in Piedmont, created a hybrid bottle with a long Bordelaise neck and Burgundian bottle.

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Wine Notes
Color
Garnet
Aroma
The nose is almost sensual in its complexity, with aromas of forest fruits, plums, licorice, mineral and coffee scents.
Taste
Long, complex finish with fine, silk-like tannins and good acidity; dense structure, full of super-ripe fruit.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2010
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Nebbiolo
Appellation: 
Barbaresco
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The grapes from each lot are fermented separately in stainless-steel vats for approximately 20 days, depending on the vintage. Upon completion of fermentation, the wine is racked to barriques, where malolactic fermentation takes place.
Length/Type of Aging: 
After fermentation is complete, the separate lots are then aged for one year in barriques (20% new, with a balance in one and two year old casks). The 14 lots are then blended and racked to large Slavonian oak casks ranging in age from five to fifteen years.
Bottled Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Release Date:
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Cases Produced: 
4,200
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Italy

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. The GAJA winery stopped sourcing fruit from other growers in 1961 in order to ensure the utmost quality in its wines. In all, GAJA Barbaresco is produced using grapes grown in 14 vineyards in the village of Barbaresco.

It is important to note the unique bottle shape created by the GAJA winery for this classic wine. The rich, powerful GAJA Barbaresco is intended for aging and thus benefits from a longer cork - and, in 1978, GAJA became the first winemaker in Piedmont to make that change. In order to accomodate the new format, GAJA redesigned the traditional Burgundian-format bottle used in Piedmont, creating a hybrid bottle with a long Bordelaise neck and Burgundian bottle.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Garnet
Aroma
The nose is almost sensual in its complexity, with aromas of forest fruits, plums, licorice, mineral and coffee scents.
Taste
Long, complex finish with fine, silk-like tannins and good acidity; dense structure, full of super-ripe fruit.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2009
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Nebbiolo
Appellation: 
Barbaresco
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The grapes from each lot are fermented separately in stainless-steel vats for approximately 20 days, depending on the vintage. Upon completion of fermentation, the wine is racked to barriques, where malolactic fermentation takes place.
Length/Type of Aging: 
After fermentation is complete, the separate lots are then aged for one year in barriques (20% new, with a balance of one and two year old casks). The 14 lots are then blended and racked to large Slavonian oak casks ranging in age from five to fifteen years.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Italy