2019 Gaja Sito Moresco Langhe DOCG

79.95 66.07
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Piemonte
Appellation Langhe
Winery Gaja
Year 2019
Grape Nebbiolo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2032
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The Sito Moresco is the powerhouse of the world famous house Gaja is firm, earthy and intense. An amazing fusion of modernity and tradition, as only grandmaster Angelo Gaja can do. The native nebbiolo with its sweet, fresh red fruit and scents of tea and roses is a perfect marriage with the modern, full-soft merlot planted by Gaja and the sturdy berry cabernet sauvignon. A challenging and immensely popular wine from the very best grapes from the Piedmont.
The name Sito Moresco means as much as Moresco's vineyard, which stands for Giovannini Moresco's Pajorè vineyard in Treiso, Barbaresco. The man who first marketed his vineyards separately. His wines are still much sought after and cost a small fortune. The Pajorè 10-hectare vineyard, or the Sito Moresco, is regarded as one of the best vineyards in Barbaresco and was taken over by Angelo Gaja in the early 1980s for the production of his Barbaresco and Sito Moresco wines. With a relatively large proportion of sand in the soil, the wines are often more generous and open, and accessible at a fairly young age.
Vineyard for 2019 Gaja Sito Moresco Langhe DOCG

The history of winery Gaja starts in 1859, the year in which Giovanni Gaja, a local grape grower in Barbaresco, Piemonte, founded a wine company under his own name. A generation later, it is Angelo, grandfather of the current owner, who continues to make wine with the same determination as his father. He is supported in this by Clotilde Rey with whom he marries in 1905. They teach their scion Giovanni named after his grandfather so that as a winemaker you should not make any concessions; nothing should be at the expense of the quality of the wine. In 1961 Giovannis son Angelo works in the family business. After graduating as an economist from the University of Turin and graduating from the School of Viticulture & Oenology in Alba, the young Angelo left abroad for an internship at wine farms in Bordeaux, Burgundy, along the Rin and in California. Full of fresh ideas, he had now returned to his native Piemonte. When Angelo Gaja took over his parents' company in 1970, he asked his old classmate and winemaker Guido Rivella to assist him. Together they implement a number of revolutionary changes for the region. For example, they sometimes reduce yields per hectare by up to half the number of liters allowed, they experiment with vinification methods, the planting of new - both red and white - grape varieties and pioneering ripening techniques. The results are astonishing and Gaja conquers the world with his beautiful Barbaresco's - the company's flagship.

The nebbiolo grapes for the Barbaresco of Gaja traditionally came from different vineyards. Angelos' father, grandfather and his father did just that before. Although young Angelo would not end this tradition, he launched a new line of Barbaresco's from a single vineyard. Interest in these experimental single vinyard wines became more and more popular. As a proponent of a dynamic, purely quality-oriented wine culture, the brilliant winemaker decides from 1996 to completely break with what he considers to be a conservative and restrictive Italian designation of origin. Only his traditional Barbaresco is still on the market as a prestigious DOCG. He deliberately 'declassifies' all other red single vineyard wines into regional Langhe Nebbiolo DOC. These are the Sorì San Lorenzo, the Sorì Tildìn and the Costa Russi. Gajas Barolo Sperss also underwent the same name change. With the exception of the Dagromis Barolo DOCG, Sito Moresco and Conteisa de Langhe also bear DOC. Langhe DOC is also on the label of his white toppers from Piemonte, the Rossj-Bass, Alteni di Brassica and Gaia & Rey. After all, for Gaja the abbreviation does not guarantee good quality of a wine but the name of the producer.

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Piemonte
Appellation Langhe
Winery Gaja
Grape Nebbiolo
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2019
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2032
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Rustic, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Red fruit, Tannines
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe
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