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Gaja Chardonnay Rossj Bass 1988

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Bastianich & Lynch (Vino Italian Buying Guide): The gold standard of Italian wine. Eagle-eyed Angelo Gaja has been an outspoken innovator since he took over his family estate in the 1960s. He is credited with the 'modernization' of Barbaresco, having been one of the first in Piemont to embrace controlled-temperature fermentation (to reduce oxidation) and small-oak aging (to stabilize color and preserve fruit). The power, elegance, and, above all, longevity of Gaja Barbaresco is practically unrivaled in Italy; his wines from great older vintages like '64 and '71 remain vibrant and clean, and, needless to say, more recent years have followed suit. Intensely perfumed Barbaresco is Gaja's signature... (2008)

Gaja:
The Gaja winery was founded in Piedmont, Italy by Giovanni Gaja in 1859. It has been passed down through five generations of the family (who came to Italy from Spain in the 18th century) now under the direction of his great grandson Angelo Gaja. The initial wines were Barbarescos (in the Barbaresco and Treiso districts), then Barolo (in Serralunga d’Alba and La Morra), and through the y... Read more
The Gaja winery was founded in Piedmont, Italy by Giovanni Gaja in 1859. It has been passed down through five generations of the family (who came to Italy from Spain in the 18th century) now under the direction of his great grandson Angelo Gaja. The initial wines were Barbarescos (in the Barbaresco and Treiso districts), then Barolo (in Serralunga d’Alba and La Morra), and through the years the wines have branched out into other styles and vineyard locations, with expansion into Tuscany in the mid 1990s. These began as expressions of Brunello di Montalcino. In 1996, they launched Ca’Marcanda, a Gaja Super Tuscan made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. This highly successful venture in the Bolgheri of Maremma was intended with the Piedmontese understanding of the different terroirs and how they affect specific grapes, celebrating the best expressions of their environment. In addition to outstanding, world renown wines, Gaja also produces some top notch grappas.  Read less

External Reviews for Gaja Chardonnay Rossj Bass

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/15/2009

A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 1988 Gaja, Angelo Sori Tildin 750ml



Bastianich & Lynch (Vino Italian Buying Guide): The gold standard of Italian wine. Eagle-eyed Angelo Gaja has been an outspoken innovator since he took over his family estate in the 1960s. He is credited with the 'modernization' of Barbaresco, having been one of the first in Piemont to embrace controlled-temperature fermentation (to reduce oxidation) and small-oak aging (to stabilize color and preserve fruit). The power, elegance, and, above all, longevity of Gaja Barbaresco is practically unrivaled in Italy; his wines from great older vintages like '64 and '71 remain vibrant and clean, and, needless to say, more recent years have followed suit. Intensely perfumed Barbaresco is Gaja's signature... (2008)

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