Gaia & Rey
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The winery's historic Gaia & Rey Chardonnay is a wine that not only reshaped the legacy of the house itself, but also redefined Piedmont as one of the truly great winemaking regions of the world. Named after Lucia and Angelo Gaja's daughter, Gaia Gaja, and Angelo Gaja's grandmother Clotilde Rey (the family's great matriarch and one of its most forward-thinking visionaries), Gaia & Rey was first bottled in 1983 and released the following year.
 
With this historic bottling, Angelo Gaja showed the world that exceptional white wines could be produced in the Langhe Hills, where red wines had been produced almost exclusively before. He also delivered to the world what is now considered one of the greatest white wines of Europe, a truly remarkable accomplishment in a country where red grapes have historically dominated the realm of fine wine. The 2017 vintage proves that great quality sometimes comes from scarcity. Three days of frost at the end of April set back the crop size by 10 percent, then high heat in summer and lack of rainfall presented challenges in managing the vineyards. The good news is that with strict selection and our no-compromise approach, the fruit harvested was healthy and excellent white wines were the result, despite the drop in production. 

 

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Wine Notes
Color
Straw color
Aroma
Elegant and complex with floral notes of acacia blossoms and wisteria, followed by fruity notes of green apple, white peach, citrus and a flinty minerality. Oak is well integrated and never intrusive.
Taste
Bright acidity provides energy and graces the wine with a pleasant balance and immediate drinkability. The fruity notes of white peach follow all the way through a very long finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2017
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Chardonnay
Appellation: 
Langhe
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Fermentation, with natural yeasts, occurs in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures for four weeks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
6-8 months barrique aging (with malolactic fermentation).
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Italy

The winery's historic Gaia & Rey Chardonnay is a wine that not only reshaped the legacy of the house itself, but also redefined Piedmont as one of the truly great winemaking regions of the world. Named after Lucia and Angelo Gaja's daughter, Gaia Gaja, and Angelo Gaja's grandmother Clotilde Rey (the family's great matriarch and one of its most forward-thinking visionaries), Gaia & Rey was first bottled in 1983 and released the following year.

 

With this historic bottling, Angelo Gaja showed the world that exceptional white wines could be produced in the Langhe Hills, where red wines had been produced almost exclusively before. He also delivered to the world what is now considered one of the greatest white wines of Europe, a truly remarkable accomplishment in a country where red grapes have historically dominated the realm of fine wine.

 

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Wine Notes
Color
Straw color
Aroma
Creamy and floral, the 2016 Gaia & Rey opens with inviting sweet notes of white flowers, lemon peel, nectarine, almond, agave, dandelion honey, fresh ginger and white pepper.
Taste
The richness of the nose is reflected in the palate, where the bright acidity elevates the wine and leads to an overall rich yet fresh character.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2016
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Chardonnay
Appellation: 
Langhe
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Fermentation, with natural yeasts, occurs in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures for four weeks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
6-8 months barrique aging (with malolactic fermentation).
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Italy

The winery's historic Gaia & Rey is a wine that not only reshaped the legacy of the house itself, but also redefined Piedmont as one of the truly great winemaking regions of the world. Named after Lucia and Angelo Gaja's daughter, Gaia Gaja, and Angelo Gaja's grandmother Clotilde Rey (the family's great matriarch and one of its most forward-thinking visionaries), Gaia & Rey was first bottled in 1983 and was first released the following year. With this historic bottling, Angelo Gaja showed the world that exceptional white wines could be produced in the Langhe Hills, where red wines had been produced almost exclusively before. He also delivered to the world what is now considered one of the greatest white wines of Europe, a truly remarkable accomplishment in a country where red grapes have historically dominated the realm of fine wine.

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Wine Notes
Color
Straw color
Aroma
The 2015 Gaia & Rey opens with elegant notes of blossoming flowers and spice.
Taste
On the palate, the wine slowly evolves showing fresh notes of green apple and pear, citrus, and a floral character. A long lingering finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2015
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Chardonnay
Appellation: 
Langhe
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Fermentation, with natural yeasts, occurs in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures for four weeks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
6-8 months barrique aging (with malolactic fermentation).
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Italy

The winery's historic Gaia & Rey is a wine that not only reshaped the legacy of the house itself, but also redefined Piedmont as one of the truly great winemaking regions of the world. Named after Lucia and Angelo Gaja's daughter, Gaia Gaja, and Angelo Gaja's grandmother Clotilde Rey (the family's great matriarch and one of its most forward-thinking visionaries), Gaia & Rey was first bottled in 1983 and was first released the following year.

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Wine Notes
Color
Straw
Aroma
A rich nose, with hints of toast and vanilla, balanced by a lively acidity.
Taste
Full body with concentrated, ripe fruit, balanced by a lively acidity; long lingering finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2013
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Chardonnay
Appellation: 
Langhe
Alcohol: 
13.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Fermentation, with natural yeasts, occurs in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures for four weeks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Six to eight months barrique aging.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Italy

The winery's historic Gaia & Rey is a wine that not only reshaped the legacy of the house itself, but also redefined Piedmont as one of the truly great winemaking regions of the world. Named after Lucia and Angelo Gaja's daughter, Gaia Gaja, and Angelo Gaja's grandmother Clotilde Rey (the family's great matriarch and one of its most forward-thinking visionaries), Gaia & Rey was first bottled in 1983 and was first released the following year.

The wine is made originally from 9 acres planted to Chardonnay in the township of Treiso. With this historic bottling, Angelo Gaja showed the world that exceptional white wines could be produced in the Langhe Hills, where red wines had been produced almost exclusively before. He also delivered to the world what is now considered one of the greatest white wines of Europe, a truly remarkable accomplishment in a country where red grapes have historically dominated the realm of fine wine. Today, some of the fruit is also sourced form growing sites in Serralunga. In good vintages, the aging potential for this wine can exceed 10, 15, and even 20 years. GAJA recommends letting it age at least 5 years before opening and at least a half hour of aeration in a decanter before service.

 

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Wine Notes
Color
Straw color
Aroma
A rich nose, with hints of toast and vanilla, balanced by a lively acidity; long, lingering finish.
Taste
Full body with concentrated, ripe fruit, balanced by a lively acidity; long, lingering finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Chardonnay
Appellation: 
Langhe
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Fermentation, with natural yeasts, occurs in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures for four weeks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
6-8 months of barrique aging (with malolactic fermentation).
Bottled Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Release Date:
Friday, August 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
4,100
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Italy

The winery's historic Gaia & Rey is a wine that not only reshaped the legacy of the house itself, but also redefined Piedmont as one of the truly great winemaking regions of the world. Named after Lucia and Angelo Gaja's daughter, Gaia Gaja, and Angelo Gaja's grandmother Clotilde Rey (the family's great matriarch and one of its most forward-thinking visionaries), Gaia & Rey was first bottled in 1983 and was first released the following year.

The wine is made originally from 9 acres planted to Chardonnay in the township of Treiso. With this historic bottling, Angelo Gaja showed the world that exceptional white wines could be produced in the Langhe Hills, where red wines had been produced almost exclusively before. He also delivered to the world what is now considered one of the greatest white wines of Europe, a truly remarkable accomplishment in a country where red grapes have historically dominated the realm of fine wine. Today, some of the fruit is also sourced form growing sites in Serralunga. In good vintages, the aging potential for this wine can exceed 10, 15, and even 20 years. GAJA recommends letting it age at least 5 years before opening and at least a half hour of aeration in a decanter before service.

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Wine Notes
Color
Straw color
Aroma
A rich nose, with hints of toast and vanilla, balanced by a lively acidity; long, lingering finish.
Taste
Full body with concentrated, ripe fruit, balanced by a lively acidity; long, lingering finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Chardonnay
Appellation: 
Langhe
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Fermentation, with natural yeasts, occurs in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures for four weeks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
6-8 months of barrique aging (with malolactic fermentation).
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Italy

Gaia and Rey is the first white wine ever produced by the Gaja family. It comes from the Gaia & Rey vineyard, which was planted in 1979 and was one of Piedmont's first Chardonnay vineyards. It is named for Angelo's daughter, Gaia, and his grandmother, Clotilde Rey.

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Wine Notes
Color
Straw color
Aroma
A rich nose, with hints of toast and vanilla, balanced by a lively acidity; long, lingering finish.
Taste
Full body with concentrated, ripe fruit, balanced by a lively acidity; long, lingering finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2010
Type:
White
Appellation: 
Langhe
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Fermentation, with natural yeasts, occurs in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures of 64°F for four weeks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
6-8 months of barrique aging (with malolactic fermentation).
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Italy