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Gaja Conteisa Langhe Nebbiolo Barbera Italy Piedmont Gaja 2001

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92 points - Robert ParkerThe medium-bodied 2001 Conteisa is the more accessible of Gaja's wines from the Barolo zone. It shows plenty of La Morra's famed elegance and finesse with a delicate nose o

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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 Conteisa Langhe Nebbiolo Barbera Italy Piedmont Gaja

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/06/2010

92 points - Robert Parker"The medium-bodied 2001 Conteisa is the more accessible of Gajas wines from the Barolo zone. It shows plenty of La Morras famed elegance and finesse, with a delicate nose of flowers and spices followed by rich flavors of sweet red fruit, dried flowers, roasted coffee beans, new oak and a long, caressing finish. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2021. (Oct 2006)"93 points - Wine Spectator "Plum, berry and dried flowers follow through to a full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a long, caressing finish. Lovely. This is subtle and refined with wonderful balance. Best after 2007. 1,350 cases made. JS (Oct 31 2005)"


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

92 points - Robert ParkerThe medium-bodied 2001 Conteisa is the more accessible of Gaja’s wines from the Barolo zone. It shows plenty of La Morra’s famed elegance and finesse, with a delicate nose o


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
01/19/2010

Wine Spectator 96 Collectible "A very silky wine with berry, cedar and tobacco character. Full-bodied, with fine tannis and a fresh finish. Lovely. Seductive and racy. Very long indeed. Strength yet finesse. Best after 2007. (J.S.)" Stephan Tanzer 95 "Good full red-ruby. Rather mute on the nose, hinting only at plum. Then plummy, dense and deep, with strong acids giving the wine terrific grip. Notes of licorice, violet and minerals lift the wine's fruit. Comes across as the least filled-in of these three 2001s today, but this still needs time to harmonize. Most impressive today on the powerfully structured, slow-building finish."



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