- Parker score 94/100
INFORMATION OF INTEREST Gaja Contesia 2011
Aroma: Nose with floral and delicate notes, very fresh and aromatic
Taste: The palate reveals sweet wild cherries and delicate aromatic herbs. Voluptuous body and harmonious and balanced tannic texture. Great potential for aging.
red meats, pasta with creamy mushroom sauces, lamb on the grill.
The Gaja family was established in the Piedmont region, in northwestern Italy, in the mid-seventeenth century. Four generations of this family have been producing wines in the Langhe hills of Piedmont since 1859.
After his studies in Alba, Montpellier and Bourgogne in 1961 where he had learned and performed multiple professional practices, on the different forms of vineyard care and winemaking. Angelo Gaja applied revolutionary changes in Piedmont. At the time it gave rise to a controversy but today we know that its contribution was fundamental.
Angelo Gaja, had the courage to break with the methods of production dating back to 1850. These techniques required late harvesting, long extraction and almost endless aging in old breeding tanks. They were very tannic wines but often turned into very dry by waiting a long time for a maturation that never came.
Angelo Gaja, decided to elaborate some fermented red wines in stainless steel tanks with temperature control, well macerated, and remounted only for two weeks. Softened by a clean malolactic fermentation, aged in new French oak barrels for six months and matured in old oak barrels from Slovenia during the twelve additional months required by the regulations.
Angelo Gaja's quality criteria are very strict, for the first time since the phylloxera times, a Barbaresco harvester limited the pruning of his vineyards to 8 buds per vine - instead of the usual 24 - with all the strength concentrated in so few bunches the wines reached an incredible intensity.
RATINGS BY OUR CUSTOMERSIndicate your rating
- Josep A. Borrell
El vi no l'hem provat, encara.
Però el servei on line excel.lent.