Prestige “Barbaresco” will be Barbaresco once more

Angelo Gaja’s children obviously do not agree with their father’s decision to sell the estate’s three single vineyard Barbaresco – Costa Russi, Sori Tildin and Sori San Lorenzo – as DOC Langhe instead of DOCG Barbaresco. Angelo Gaja starting doing this in 1996, possibly because he wanted to include some Barbera in the wines. Something which of course would be unthinkable (and illegal) for a Barbaresco.

Now the Gaja children are going to return to the Barbaresco appellation for these prestigious wines starting with the 2013 vintage. The wines will again be 100% Nebbiolo. If they ever were anything else.


Nebbiolo grapes in Barolo

Nebbiolo grapes in Barolo, copyright BKWine Photography

Gaia Gaja from the Angelo Gaja winery in Piemonte

Gaia Gaja from the Angelo Gaja winery in Piemonte, copyright R Eriksson

Angelo Gaja in Piemonte

Angelo Gaja in Piemonte, copyright Britt Karlsson

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