Gaja Barolo Sperss

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The 2015 is a gorgeous wine that also perfectly encapsulates the current Gaja style that is all about understatement and finesse.

  •   Piedmont, Italy
  •   Hearty Red
  •   Nebbiolo
  •   2015

The Sperss vineyard is located in the Marenca-Rivette sub-area in the municipality of Serralunga. The land, arranged as an amphitheatre which covers 12ha. The vineyard consists of clayey-calcareous marls and has a south, south-west exposure with an average altitude of 270m. The vines have an average age of 55 years.  

"In the 2015 Barolo Sperss, you can taste the iron rust and minerality that is so specific to the soils of Serralunga d'Alba where this wine is born. It is very bold and represents the more powerful of these two wines from Barolo. Cerequio is always the more floral, while the Sperss has an immediate cherry and some lingering, bold, blackberry aromas that make a strong impact. However, this wine does not have the austerity of a classic Barolo. Instead it shows a richer texture and it casts a wider net of flavors. Serralunga d'Alba fruit is marked by stronger concentration and ripeness, with a very firm and unyielding quality of tannin that should hold the wine steady as it moves through its aging evolution. This is a truly beautiful albeit brawny Nebbiolo." 97+/100, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate

“Gaja’s 2015 Barolo Sperss is especially refined in this vintage, although there is plenty of Serralunga power and muscle lurking beneath. Dark and enveloping in feel, the 2015 is also shockingly approachable for a young Sperss. Smoke, gravel, licorice and dark spice develop with time in the glass, adding shades of nuance to a core of plum and black cherry fruit. Beautifully persistent and deep, the 2015 is a gorgeous wine that also perfectly encapsulates the current Gaja style that is all about understatement and finesse." 97/100, Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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  Bottle size 750
  Vintage 2015
  Country Italy
  Region Piedmont
  Grape Nebbiolo
  Wine Type Red wines
  Wine Style Hearty Red
  Oak Strongly Oaked
  Drinkability Lay down
  Sweetness Dry


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