Sperss
2010
2009
2008

Sperss is a term affectionately used to denote nostalgia for precious things lost with time - a homage to the origins of the winery and the generations who built it. When the Gaja family decided to stop acquiring fruit from the other growers and bottle only estate-grown grapes, in 1961, it was a bold and difficult move. It would help to ensure a high standard of quality, but it also meant that for the first time in the winery's history, it would not be able to produce a Barolo. In 1988, nearly three decades after that fateful decision was made, the GAJA winery purchased a 30-acre farm in Serralunga d'Alba and rechristened it Sperss.

Lying on the eastern side of the appellation, where the appellation's oldest subsoils (dating back to the Helvetian era), Serralunga d'Alba produces what many consider to be one of the greatest expressions of Barolo. Tar, rose petal, and earth are the classic flavors of Serralunga that define this coveted and highly collectible expression of Nebbiolo. The GAJA winery also produces a distillate from the pomace of this wine, Grappa Sperss.

 

Wine Notes
Color
Ruby
Aroma
The nose shows dark, pure and very focused fruit with classic hints of tar, licorice and a touch of truffles.
Taste
Sperss displays the austere character typical of Serralunga terroir: deep structure and lots of ripe tannins. Dense, massive yet seamless, this beautifully integrated wine possesses low acidity as well as a terrific finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2010
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
94% 
Nebbiolo
6% 
Barbera
Appellation: 
Langhe
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Fermentation with the skins in stainless steel tanks for three weeks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged 12 months in barriques followed by 12 months in large oak casks.
Bottled Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Release Date:
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
3,667
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Italy

Sperss is a term affectionately used to denote nostalgia for precious things lost with time - a homage to the origins of the winery and the generations who built it. When the Gaja family decided to stop acquiring fruit from the other growers and bottle only estate-grown grapes, in 1961, it was a bold and difficult move. It would help to ensure a high standard of quality, but it also meant that for the first time in the winery's history, it would not be able to produce a Barolo. In 1988, nearly three decades after that fateful decision was made, the GAJA winery purchased a 30-acre farm in Serralunga d'Alba and rechristened it Sperss.

Lying on the eastern side of the appellation, where the appellation's oldest subsoils (dating back to the Helvetian era), Serralunga d'Alba produces what many consider to be one of the greatest expressions of Barolo. Tar, rose petal, and earth are the classic flavors of Serralunga that define this coveted and highly collectible expression of Nebbiolo. The GAJA winery also produces a distillate from the pomace of this wine, Grappa Sperss.

Wine Notes
Color
Ruby
Aroma
The nose shows dark, pure and very focused fruit with classic hints of tar, licorice and a touch of truffles.
Taste
Sperss displays the austere character typical of Serralunga terroir: deep structure and lots of ripe tannins. Dense, massive yet seamless, this beautifully integrated wine possesses low acidity as well as a terrific finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2009
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
94% 
Nebbiolo
6% 
Barbera
Appellation: 
Langhe
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Fermentation with the skins in steainless steel tanks for three weeks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged 12 months in barriques followed by 12 months in large oak casks.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Italy

Sperss is a term affectionately used to denote nostalgia for precious things lost with time - a homage to the origins of the winery and the generations who built it. When the Gaja family decided to stop acquiring fruit from the other growers and bottle only estate-grown grapes, in 1961, it was a bold and difficult move. It would help to ensure a high standard of quality, but it also meant that for the first time in the winery's history, it would not be able to produce a Barolo. In 1988, nearly three decades after that fateful decision was made, the GAJA winery purchased a 30-acre farm in Serralunga d'Alba and rechristened it Sperss.

Lying on the eastern side of the appellation, where the appellation's oldest subsoils (dating back to the Helvetian era), Serralunga d'Alba produces what many consider to be one of the greatest expressions of Barolo. Tar, rose petal, and earth are the classic flavors of Serralunga that define this coveted and highly collectible expression of Nebbiolo. The GAJA winery also produces a distillate from the pomace of this wine, Grappa Sperss.

Wine Notes
Color
Ruby
Aroma
The nose shows dark, pure and very focused fruit with classic hints of tar, licorice and a touch of truffles.
Taste
Sperss displays the austere character typical of Serralunga terroir: deep structure and lots of ripe tannins. Dense, massive yet seamless, this beautifully integrated wine possesses low acidity as well as a terrific finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2008
Type:
Red
Appellation: 
Langhe
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Fermentation with the skins in stainless steel tanks for three weeks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
12 months in barriques followed by 12 months in large oak casks.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Italy