Darmagi
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009

Angelo Gaja forever changed the world’s notion of Piedmont wines when he released this historic wine for the first time in 1985 (with the 1982 vintage), made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes planted in the township of Barbaresco. According to the often told legend, Angelo Gaja’s father exclaimed “darmagi!” upon learning that his son had planted Cabernet Sauvignon in vineyards previously devoted to Piedmont’s traditional Nebbiolo grape. Akin to the French quel dommage, the Piedmontese expression darmagi means what a pity! Or what a shame!. With his characteristic respect for tradition and those who came before him, the younger Gaja decided to call this wine Darmagi, a homage to his family’s legacy with an eye toward the future.

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Wine Notes
Color
Intense, deep red, almost black
Aroma
Opulent layers of concentrated fruit.
Taste
Excellent fruit with strong cassis flavors and impressive power on the palate carry through to the long finish with persistent soft tannins. Great aging potential.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2013
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
95% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
3% 
Merlot
2% 
Cabernet Franc
Appellation: 
Langhe
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
With the skins in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures for 10-15 days.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Six to eight months in barriques, then 12 months in large oak casks.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Italy

Angelo Gaja forever changed the world’s notion of Piedmont wines when he released this historic wine for the first time in 1985 (with the 1982 vintage), made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes planted in the township of Barbaresco. According to the often told legend, Angelo Gaja’s father exclaimed “darmagi!” upon learning that his son had planted Cabernet Sauvignon in vineyards previously devoted to Piedmont’s traditional Nebbiolo grape. Akin to the French quel dommage, the Piedmontese expression darmagi means what a pity! Or what a shame!. With his characteristic respect for tradition and those who came before him, the younger Gaja decided to call this wine Darmagi, a homage to his family’s legacy with an eye toward the future.

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Wine Notes
Color
Intense, deep red, almost black
Aroma
Opulent layers of concentrated fruit.
Taste
Excellent fruit with strong cassis flavors and impressive power on the palate carry through to the long finish with persistent soft tannins. Great aging potential.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
95% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
3% 
Merlot
2% 
Cabernet Franc
Appellation: 
Langhe
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
With the skins in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures for 10-15 days.
Length/Type of Aging: 
6 to 8 months in barriques, then 12 months in large oak casks.
Bottled Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Release Date:
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Cases Produced: 
1,300
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Italy

Angelo Gaja forever changed the world's notion of Piedmont wines when he released this historic wine for the first time in 1985 (with the 1982 vintage), made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes planted in the township of Barbaresco. According to the often told legend, Angelo Gaja's father exclaimed "darmagi!" upon learning that his son had planted Cabernet Sauvignon in vineyards previously devoted to Piedmont's traditional Nebbiolo grape. Akin to the French quel dommage, the Piedmontese expression darmagi means what a pity! or what a shame!. With his characteristic respect for tradition and those who came before him, the younger Gaja decided to call this wine Darmagi, a homage to his family's legacy with an eye toward the future.

Today, fruit for this wine is sourced from 5 acres in Barbaresco, where growing conditions render structured expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon with impressive aging potential. This wine showed the international community that the terroir Piedmont could produce world-class wines using grapes other than those traditionally grown there. Today, this Cabernet Sauvignon is a favorite among the great collectors of the world.

 

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Wine Notes
Color
Intense, deep red, almost black
Aroma
Opulent layers of concentrated fruit.
Taste
Excellent fruit with strong cassis flavors and impressive power on the palate carry through to the long finish with persistent soft tannins. Great aging potential.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
95% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
3% 
Merlot
2% 
Cabernet Franc
Appellation: 
Langhe
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Fermentation with the skins in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures for 10-15 days.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged 6 to 8 months in barriques, then 12 months in large oak casks.
Bottled Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Release Date:
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
1,300
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Italy

Angelo Gaja forever changed the world's notion of Piedmont wines when he released this historic wine for the first time in 1985 (with the 1982 vintage), made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes planted in the township of Barbaresco. According to the often told legend, Angelo Gaja's father exclaimed "darmagi!" upon learning that his son had planted Cabernet Sauvignon in vineyards previously devoted to Piedmont's traditional Nebbiolo grape. Akin to the French quel dommage, the Piedmontese expression darmagi means what a pity! or what a shame!. With his characteristic respect for tradition and those who came before him, the younger Gaja decided to call this wine Darmagi, a homage to his family's legacy with an eye toward the future.

Today, fruit for this wine is sourced from 5 acres in Barbaresco, where growing conditions render structured expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon with impressive aging potential. This wine showed the international community that the terroir Piedmont could produce world-class wines using grapes other than those traditionally grown there. Today, this Cabernet Sauvignon is a favorite among the great collectors of the world.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Intense, deep red, almost black
Aroma
Opulent layers of concentrated fruit.
Taste
Excellent fruit with strong cassis flavors and impressive power on the palate carry through to the long finish with persistent soft tannins. Great aging potential.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2010
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
95% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
3% 
Merlot
2% 
Cabernet Franc
Appellation: 
Langhe
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Fermentation with the skins in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures fo 10-15 days.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged 6 to 8 months in barriques, then 12 months in large oak casks.
Bottled Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Release Date:
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Cases Produced: 
2,000
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Italy

Angelo Gaja forever changed the world's notion of Piedmont wines when he released this historic wine for the first time in 1985 (with the 1982 vintage), made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes planted in the township of Barbaresco. According to the often told legend, Angelo Gaja's father exclaimed "darmagi!" upon learning that his son had planted Cabernet Sauvignon in vineyards previously devoted to Piedmont's traditional Nebbiolo grape. Akin to the French quel dommage, the Piedmontese expression darmagi means what a pity! or what a shame!. With his characteristic respect for tradition and those who came before him, the younger Gaja decided to call this wine Darmagi, a homage to his family's legacy with an eye toward the future.

Today, fruit for this wine is sourced from 5 acres in Barbaresco, where growing conditions render structured expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon with impressive aging potential. This wine showed the international community that the terroir Piedmont could produce world-class wines using grapes other than those traditionally grown there. Today, this Cabernet Sauvignon is a favorite among the great collectors of the world.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Intense, deep red, almost black
Aroma
Opulent layers of concentrated fruit.
Taste
Excellent fruit with strong cassis flavors and impressive power on the palate carry through to the long finish with persistent soft tannins. Great aging potential.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2009
Type:
Red
Appellation: 
Langhe
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
With the skins in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures for 10-15 days.
Length/Type of Aging: 
6 to 8 months in barriques, then 12 months in large oak casks.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Italy