Gaja

+39 0173 635158 Via Torino, 36/A
Barbaresco, 12050
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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 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 more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

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  • America’s first vertical tasting of the fine wines of Podere Sapaio from ... ... Michele Satta and Angelo Gaja. Bolgheri is a tiny zone, consisting of about 1,200 hectares (about 1,800 acres). The total production of all 50 or so grower/producers is less than 4,000,000 bottles per year. Massimo Piccin rarely produces more than 100,000 bottles ... Read More

    From the article Vertical Wine Tasting is Revelatory


  • And northern California secessionists have repeatedly wanted to have Santa ... ... Cesare on the lower end then Gaja Sperss on the upper--this was decades ago).Fox, anytime you have any spare Monprivato lying around that you don't know what to do with, just ship it over here. No need to wait for them to accumulate, even singletons will be welc... Read More

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  • Hi, my wife and I received a nice bottle of wine as a wedding present that we've now been cellaring for over 5 years (planning to enjoy on our anniversary in the future when its time, online people suggest to 'hold' still). We've never cellared wine before, but it's been fun to have this special bottle that we're waiting to enjoy together over m... Read More

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  • Sperss Nebbiolo Barbera Gaja Gaja Red 1999

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    sperss 1999 still frech and young , cerises , leather , little smokey , hints of violet Read More

    Wine review by Benbibendum


  • Italians love Champagne. They enjoy an age-old custom of beginning a meal with ... ... equaled only by Angelo Gaja. Maurizio has studied at the University of Enology of Bordeaux. Cá del Bosco is equally well known for its top-quality still wines, made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and... Read More

    From the article Franciacorta is the Next Champagne


  • Working at a notable wine venue, that serves amazing cuisine, occasionally we ... ... Petrus,  Lafite, Gaja and Giacosa and more.-In my strongest opinion, I think the Cork Fee should be waived at a venue if the guest decides to compliment your food and venue with an amazing wine.It is an opportunity to cork a cellared legend.  What do you thi... Read More

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  • Gearing up for a whirlwind tour of the who's who of Nebbiolo producers ... was a big catalyst. Angelo Gaja estimates that before, 80% of the region’s grapes were sold. (Today, it’s the inverse.) Afterward, more producers began bottling their own wine. Then, Gambero Rosso began awarding their coveted “tre bicchiere”, or “three glasses”, to new p... Read More

    From the article A Cultural Shift in Italian Wine


  • In the context of prices being demanded and met by so many over-hyped ...;Gaja 1982 Barbaresco   |  6 in stock  |  $249.99 Gaja 1983 Barbaresco   |  3 in stock  |  $234.99 Giacosa 1970 Barbaresco Santo Stefano  |  2 in stock  |  $389.99 Giacosa, Bruno 1974 Barbaresco   |  3 in stock  |  $299.99 Giacosa 1975 Barbaresco   |  1 in stock  |  $249.9... Read More

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  • Thanks for keeping us up to date...still no Gaja in the cellar for me. I should do better to keep friends who can and would open a bottle for me.Anyhow, I'll be in New York in a few weeks and will try to poke around as many good wine shops as I can. I'll miss GdP, as he's traveling, but hope to connect with EricG. Read More

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  • Angelo Gaja Promis 2004

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    Pulled this out in a hurry for family Christmas dinner as I had tucked it away almost 10 years ago. Wonderful. Read More

    Wine review by Adrenalize13


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