The most sought after wines in all of Italy. The legendary wines of Angelo Gaja.
As usual tasting will be held at my house. Tasting will be limited to 14 persons. Date: Sat., March 15th. Time: 2pm
As always, Italian, gourmet snacks prepared by Valerie.
The overall favorite was the 1996 Sperss. Followed by the 2000 Pio Cesare "Il Bricco".
2009 Ca'Marcanda, Vistamare from Bolgheri. A blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Vermentino and Viognier. Vistamare means sea view.
2010 Ca'Marcanda Promis, Bolgheri. 2009 Ca'Marcanda Magari, Bolgheri.
"Promis" - 55% Merlot, 35% Syrah, 10% Sangiovese "Magari" - 50% Merlot, 25% Cab. Sauv., 25% Cab. Franc
"Promis" (proh-MEESS) means promise. "Magari" means, if only it were true.
2010 Sito Moresco, Langhe(Nebbiolo/Cab. Sauv.)
1997 Barbaresco. (Nebbiolo) (Legendary, WS-95, WA-94)
1993 Costa Russi (Single Vineyard) Barbaresco. 1996 Sperss Barolo, Langhe. 2003 Conteisa, Langhe (Nebbiolo/Barbera)
Some of these wines are selling for as much as $550 each.
Bonus Bottles 2000 Pio Cesare "Il Bricco", Very rare, only 500 cases produced. WS-94
2005 Produttori del Barbaresco, WA-91
2004 Cantina Pertinance Marcarini Barbaresco WA&WS-93 Top 100 in 2006
2006 Pio Cesare, Barbaresco, WA-91
Gaia Gaja oversees the day-to-day running of her family's prestigious 154-year old estate in Piedmont.
Vineyard(s): Gaja’s primary 250-acre estate is located in the Barbaresco and Barolo districts of Piedmont. In 1994 Gaja purchased its first wine estate in Tuscany, Pieve Santa Restituta, of which 40-acres are planted with Sangiovese and produce two Brunello di Montalcino wines. In 1996 Gaja acquired a second Tuscan property called Ca’Marcanda located in Castagneto Carducci in Bolgheri. The focus at Ca’Marcanda is on international grape varieties, and the estate’s 150-acres are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah vines.
Ownership: The Gaja Winery was founded by Giovanni Gaja, great-grandfather of Angelo Gaja, in 1859 and has been owned and operated by four generations of the Gaja family.