GAJA

Located in Piedmont in northwestern Italy, the GAJA winery is widely considered to be one of the greatest estates in the world, producing coveted and collectible labels. From its classic Barbaresco and Barolo and its single-vineyard bottling, to its ground-breaking Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon, GAJA is a pioneer and guardian of tradition, a legacy that continues to reshape the standard for excellence in the world of winemaking today.

 
GAJA Alteni di Brassica 2014

Named for the small stone walls that once surrounded the orchards and the yellow Brassica flowers that cover the vineyards in the spring, this wine is a lush golden color with an aromatic nose and distinct fruit flavors. The balanced body is supported by perfectly balanced acidity and a crisp finish.

 

Style
Light-bodied, Crisp
Flavor
Fruit
GAJA Barbaresco 2013

The flagship of the Gaja family, this wine is produced from Nebbiolo grapes and named for its village of origin. Deep garnet in color, the aroma is complex and sensual with notes of forest fruit, plum, licorice, mineral and coffee. The texture is supple with fine, silky tannins and bright acidity leading to a long finish.

 

Style
Complex, Dense, Structured
Flavor
Forest Fruit, Plum, Licorice, Mineral, Coffee
GAJA Conteisa 2011

Piedmontese for "quarrel," this wine was named for the historic dispute between the communes of La Morra and Barolo for possession of the Cerequio land. This garnet-colored wine features expressive floral notes and an aroma of red berries, plum, licorice and spice. The sumptuous texture and refined character offer perfectly integrated tannins and an elegant finish.

 
Style
Full-bodied, Rich, Balanced
Flavor
Floral, Red Berries, Plums, Licorice, Spice
GAJA Costa Russi 2013

Costa (Italian for the side of the hill facing the sun) Russi (the nickname of the former owner) is ruby red in color, with a captivating aroma of blackberries, violets and roasted coffee beans. The purity of the palate is layered with dark fruit flavors and complex tannins.

 
Style
Complex, Elegant
Flavor
Blackberry, Violet, Roasted Coffee Beans
GAJA DaGromis 2012

Named for the Gromis family, owners of the prized vineyard in the commune of La Morra throughout the 19th century. This intense red wine offers a full aroma of berries and floral notes layered with licorice, dried herbs and spices. The solid body has a rich softness and a lingering finish.

 
Style
Intense, Full, Rich
Flavor
Berries, Flowers, Licorice, Herbs, Spices
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
GAJA Gaia & Rey 2014

Gaia and Rey is the first white wine ever produced by the Gaja family. Named for Angelo's daughter, Gaia, and his grandmother, Clotilde Rey, it is straw-yellow in color with a rich aroma of toast and vanilla. The body offers a lively acidity and concentrated ripe fruit leading to a long, lingering finish.

 
Style
Lush, Rich
Flavor
Toast, Vanilla
GAJA Grappa Darmagi

A crystal clear Italian pomace brandy, this grappa offers a delicate floral and spice aroma leading into a dense, structured texture and a fresh, rich finish.

Style
Fresh, Rich
Flavor
Floral, Spice
GAJA Grappa Gaia & Rey

This grappa, an Italian pomace brandy, is crystal clear with an herbaceous aroma leading into a full, lush texture and fruit flavors with a hint of spice. The elegant finish offers warm, lingering flavors.

Style
Warm, Rich
Flavor
Herbs, Floral, Spice
GAJA Grappa Sperss

An aged grappa, or Italian pomace brandy, this wine is a delicate gold color and offers an attractive aroma of ripe fruit, hazelnuts and raisins. The rich, round texture is perfectly balanced by the lush, lingering finish.

 
Style
Rich, Balanced, Round
Flavor
Ripe Fruit, Hazelnuts, Raisins
GAJA Rossj-Bass 2015

Named for Angelo Gaja's younger daughter Rossana, this golden wine has a fine aroma of citrus fruit and flowers with a hint of honey. The elegant body has a lively acidity and a fresh, lingering finish.

 
Style
Lively, Crisp
Flavor
Citrus, Flowers, Honey
GAJA Sito Moresco 2014

The name means "Moresco's site" and refers to the former owner of this vineyard. The ruby wine offers a pure aroma of small fruits and an elegant texture. The body is balanced and fruity featuring silky tannins.

Style
Rich, Balanced
Flavor
Small Fruit
GAJA Sorì San Lorenzo 2013

Named for the patron saint of Alba’s cathedral, this deep red wine is highly concentrated with an aroma of currant and black cherry and notes of coffee, fine herbs, minerals and exotic spices. The tannins are subtle and refined, leading to a lingering finish.

 
Style
Concentrated, Full-bodied
Flavor
Currant, Black Cherry, Coffee, Herbs, Minerals, Spice
GAJA Sorì Tildìn 2013

"Sorì" is Piedmontese for a hilltop with a southern exposure, and "Tildìn" was the nickname of Angelo Gaja's grandmother, Clotilde Rey. Deep purple with a complex aroma of toast, minerals, sour cherries, cedar and spice, the wine has a round texture with fine tannins and a rich flavor.

Style
Full-bodied, Complex, Rich
Flavor
Toast, Minerals, Sour Cherries, Cedar, Spice
GAJA Sperss 2011

In 1988, Gaja acquired a vineyard in one of Serralunga’s best areas and named it “Sperss” –  Piedmontese for nostalgia. A ruby red wine with a dark, pure aroma of tar, licorice and truffles, its deep structure is layered with ripe tannins and a dense texture.

 
Style
Deep, Intense, Layered
Flavor
Tar, Licorice, Truffles