Gaja Barbaresco 2016

Angelo Gaja makes the most exciting wines in Italy. He has few equals in terms of his sheer determination and dedication to great winemaking. Years ago, Gaja transcended traditional, rustic Italian winemaking by making modern wines that appealed to sophisticated consumers around the world. Yet he preserved his wines’ unique Italian character. JAMES SUCKLING

With the 2016 vintage, Barbaresco has catapulted itself to the very top of Italian fine wine. WALTER SPELLER JancisRobinson.com

Now add these new releases from Piedmont to the mix, and I would argue that 2019 is shaping up to be a watershed year for vino italiano, especially for collectors and people seeking bottles on the higher end of the price spectrum—a place where Italy has performed with uneven results in the past. MONICA LARNER, The Wine Advocate


We’ve certainly kept no secret that 2016 was an exceptional vintage in Barbaresco. A turning point for many and certainly an outstanding vintage for the original rule breakers at Gaja.

Whilst the charm of many 2016 Barbaresco is the upfront pleasure, Gaja’s rendition whilst obviously great, is reticent to begin. With time, it reveals incredible complexity and savoury aromatics layer by layer. This is a wine that will be comfortable in anyone’s cellar and will no doubt become a classic for the winery. An iconic producer at the top of their game.

Interestingly, whilst Angelo Gaja was introducing stainless steel, small french oak and non-native grape varieties to Piemonte, he never lost sight of the regions terroir and history. Toady his children are edging the winery closer to ‘traditional’ Barbaresco looking for finer structure and delicate nuance with less new oak and meticulous vineyard work to suit.

Please note, There is very little of this available and will be taking orders on a first come, first serve basis. So please do not hesitate to contact us for an order.

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