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Gaja Barolo Conteisa 2018

14% abv

Vol- 75cl

Conteisa vineyard is situated in Cerequio, in the municipality of la Morra. The land, facing south, consists of clayey-calcareous marls with a considerable presence of sand and covers a surface of 6 hectares, with average altitude of 380m above the sea level. The vines are 65 years old on average. Fermentation and maceration for around three weeks followed by ageing in oak for 30 months.

“The Gaja 2018 Barolo Conteisa shows very nicely, with ripe aromas of plum, strawberry, grilled herb and chamomile flower. Give the wine time and it shows more herbal sensations and even a blast of mint that is characteristic of Cerequio, where the grapes are harvested. This wine was first labeled Barolo in 2013, and before that it was a Langhe red. The Gaja family has five hectares in this cru, and Gaia Gaja describes the lovely perfumes given off by wild mint that rubs off on your legs when you walk through the vineyard rows. This site has compact clay soils that are prone to erosion during heavy rains. These conditions give natural concentration and firmness to the wine, although compared to other years, this wine is perhaps less structured. Gaia Gaja compares 2018 to 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994. The upcoming 2019 has more tannins and acidity, she says. Production was lower in 2018, with 5,700 bottles made, down from an annual average of 8,000.” 2025 – 2050
96 Points, Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate, Aug 2023

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£330.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

Limited stock, only 3 remaining

Angelo Gaja took over the family business in 1970. ‘The challenge was to maintain the basic power and depth of Nebbiolo while polishing the wines to give them richer colour, fuller fruit, better balance and a more refined style’. At the forefront of promoting the wines of Piemonte and Barbarresco in particular Gaja replanted many of the vineyards, installed temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks, introduced the concept of ageing wines in small oak barrels and began releasing single vineyard Barbarescos. Most controversial of all (least of all with his own father), Gaja planted some Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay on prime Barbaresco land.

Today Gaja has 101 hectares of vineyards divided into 32 separate plots and produces around 30,000 cases of wine a year. The influence of the next generation, spearheaded by Angelo's daughter Gaia, has continued with the family's search for continuous improvement. The addition of Barbera into the crus has ceased and their estate in Bolgheri has seen the blends reworked to better reflect the lessons learned about soils and grapes since they first planted the vines here over 20 years ago. Gaja produces world-class wines and the property in Montalcino also sees them produce a small range of exquisitely crafted Brunello wines.

Reference #:
14 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles

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