Gaja Barbaresco 2012

Gaja Barbaresco 2012 Italy  Piedmont  Barbaresco Red Wine
Product ID: 27737
Region: Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco
Varietal: Nebbiolo
Type: Red Wine
Vintage: 2012
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 14.0
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"The centerpiece of the portfolio, Gaja Barbaresco is a testament to the Gaja family's historic commitment to the appellation and its belief that Barbaresco stands proudly with the great growing regions of the world. The Gaja winery stopped sourcing fruit from other growers in 1961 in order to ensure the utmost quality in its wines. In all, Gaja Barbaresco is produced using grapes grown in 14 vineyards in the village of Barbaresco. Garnet in color, the nose is almost sensual in its complexity, with aromas of forest fruits, plums, licorice, mineral and coffee scents. Long, complex finish with fine, silk-like tannins and good acidity; dense structure, full of super-ripe fruit." —importer
"So perfumed with black cherry, strawberry and flowers. Tar undertones. Brick, too. Some minerals. Stone fruit. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Barbaresco with clarity and finesse. This has some wine from the top crus of Gaja such as Sori Tildin and Sori San Lorenzo in the blend because they were not bottled. Drink or hold." —JamesSuckling.com

"In 2012, Gaja didn't bottle his single-vineyard crus because they didn't reach his high quality standards, and many of the grapes from these celebrated vineyards finished in this elegant, firmly structured wine. It opens with enticing aromas of perfumed berry, pressed violet and sweet baking spice. On the palate, a backbone of tightly woven but refined tannins support black cherry, raspberry, white pepper, anise and tobacco. It's rather austere and still in its infancy so give it time to fully develop. Drink 2018–2032. Cellar Selection." —Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

"New oak adds vanilla and toast to the expressive cherry and berry fruit in this dense red, presenting a layer of tannins that will require time to integrate. Much better with air, staying fresh, focused and long. Best from 2018 through 2028. 2,500 cases made." —Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator

"The 2012 Barbaresco is lifted, precise and gracious in style. Sweet red cherry, cranberry, wild flowers and mint are all laced together in a delicate, understated Barbaresco that will drink well early. The 2012 is supremely classy and polished, but it is also unusually accessible for a young Gaja wine. In 2012, Gaja did not bottle their three single-vineyard wines from Barbaresco. Instead, all of the fruit went into the estate's Barbaresco bottling. Drinking window: 2017 - 2027." —Antonio Galloni, Vinous
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Nebbiololamb and beef dishes and stewsFontina, Piave or Grana Padanorich or earthy mushroom sauces

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Product ID: 27674
Region: Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
Varietal: Nebbiolo
Type: Red Wine
Vintage: 2011
Size: 750ml
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Gaja Costa Russi 2009

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Product ID: 29553
Region: Italy, Piedmont, Langhe
Varietal: Nebbiolo
Type: Red Wine
Vintage: 2009
Size: 1500ml
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Product ID: 29554
Region: Italy, Piedmont, Langhe
Varietal: Nebbiolo
Type: Red Wine
Vintage: 2011
Size: 1500ml
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