GAJA Barbaresco

GAJA Barbaresco 2015

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
Bottle Size(s)
750 ML
Appellation
Barbaresco
Grapes
Nebbiolo
Alcohol Percentage
14.00%
Fermentation
The grapes from each lot are fermented separately in stainless-steel vats for approximately 20 days, depending on the vintage. Upon completion of fermentation, the wine is racked to barriques, where malolactic fermentation takes place.
Aging
After fermentation is complete, the separate lots are then aged for one year in barriques (20% new, with a balance in one and two year old casks). The 14 lots are then blended and racked to large Slavonian oak casks ranging in age from five to fifteen years.