GAJA Darmagi

GAJA Darmagi 2013

Darmagi, planted in 1978, was Piedmont's first Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in over a century. "Darmagi" – Piedmontese for "what a pity" – is named for a comment Angelo Gaja's father, Giovanni, once uttered when he passed the vineyard as it was planted. The wine is an intense deep red, almost black, with an aroma of cassis and concentrated fruit. The persistent soft tannins have impressive power.

 
Style:
Intense, Concentrated, Structured
Flavor:
Cassis, Dark Fruit
Bottle Size(s)
750 ML
Appellation
Langhe
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot,
Cabernet Franc
Alcohol Percentage
14.00%
Fermentation
With the skins in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures for 10-15 days.
Aging
Six to eight months in barriques, then 12 months in large oak casks.