Gaja Dagromis Barolo 2018

An exceptional Barolo representing the true quality of Gaja's Piemonte winemaking
Country, Region: Italy, Piemonte
Grape: Nebbiolo
Vintage: 2018
ABV: 14%
Food friend: Steak
£89.99 Single bottle
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Violet, rose petals and white pepper rise from the glass. A pleasant freshness to the palate with juicy red orange and grapefruit notes. Fragrant, medium in body and well balanced. An initial dry sensation from the oak, that softens with time. Noticeable tannins, yet fine. About to bloom, its harmonious complexity foretells a promising ageing potential. An elegant Barolo, Dagromis.

The pioneering Gaja family has been growing vines and making wine for five generations, a tradition they started in 1859 in Piedmont. Each generation nurtures the dreams and vision of the previous one, building and innovating for the next. Above all, they are inspired by respect for nature and believe attention to detail is paramount. Without a doubt,the name Gaja is synonymous with innovation and each generation has brought something new. Clotilde Rey drove the direction of quality, her son Giovanni continued this legacy as well as acquiring some of the best vineyards in Barbaresco including the three ‘crus’ for which Gaja is best known: Sorė San Lorenzo, Sorė Tildėn and Costa Russi. Angelo introduced new methods with higher density planting, green harvesting, lower yields, temperature controlled vinification, shorter macerations, large barrique ageing and longer corks. While their home remains in the beautiful village of Barbaresco, more recent adventures have taken them to Tuscany where the Pieve Santa Restituta Estate in Montalcino produces a stunning Brunello, and to Ca’Marcanda in Bolgheri.

This wine is a blend of 97% Nebbiolo and 3% Barbera grapes which are carefully selected from the estate’s vineyards. An expression of two great terroirs of Barolo, La Morra and Serralunga, Dagromis takes its name from the Gromis family who previously owned one of the vineyards in the blend. The power of Serralunga and the elegance of La Morra create a captivating, intense Barolo, its solid body yielding a rich softness and very long finish.

The grapes from each single vineyard are fermented, macerated and aged for 12 months completely separately. They are then blended and further aged in oak for another 18 months.

Perfect with a simple grilled steak. A fantastic food wine, this would also pair well with roasted red meats, pizza and mature strong cheeses.

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