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Gaja Sito Moresco 2016

14% abv

Sito Moresco is named for Giovannini Moresco and his family who farmed this 25-acre estate in Barbaresco before its purchase by the Gaja family, in a nod to the people and traditions that preceded them. It means literally the Moresco site, after the family name of . GAJA created this cuvee to deliver greater approachability in its youth. In this balanced blend, the powerful tannic structure of the Nebbiolo (mainly from Pajore in Treiso) is balanced by its traditional partner Barbera – a recent addition – and a twist each of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Today, this wine is made from vineyards located in the villages of Barbaresco and Treiso (both lying in the Barbaresco appellation), with additional fruit from Serralunga d’Alba (in the Barolo appellation). The Barbera is grown alongside Nebbiolo in the Cru vineyards, where itused to form a part of the estate’s very top Langhe blends. This is an exquisitely crafted evocation of the family’s history in the region and their role in its evolution.

Pheasants are featured on Sito Moresco’s label to commemorate the beautiful birds that inhabit the forests adjacent to GAJA’s vineyards.

£45.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

Limited stock, only 6 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 #:
12337
Strength
14 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Grapes
Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Nebbiolo
Organic
No
Biodynamic
No
Vegan
No
Vegetarian
No
Sparkling
No

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