Gaja   Barbaresco DOCG

2006 Barbaresco DOCG

By Gaja

2006 Barbaresco DOCG from Gaja, Italy

In the sophisticated echelons of Italian viticulture, the 2006 Barbaresco DOCG from Gaja carves out a unique stature with its enchanting aromatic bouquet full of ethereal whispers of rose petal and soft spices. This evocative vintage, influenced by supreme weather conditions balanced between riveting radiance and enough rainfall, becomes a significant entry in the annals of fine wines from Italy.


Expressive character shaped by climatic balance

The growing season for 2006 was an intriguing dance between sunlit summer days and beneficial showers which lend the wine an impressive structural elegance. That harmony in climate conditions has famously impressed upon this vintage, a mystifying tension between power and finesse.

The 2006 Barbaresco DOCG from Gaja answers the whispered odes to Piedmont’s gorgeous terroir with an assertive stance. Crafted predominantly from Nebbiolo, it beautifully captures the resonance of the region's richly perfumed grapes.


An investment in Italy's fine wine potential

Time has been generous to this iconic red, allowing its potential to unfurl with grace, adding complexity over the years. A solid player amidst the roster of Italian fine wines, its performance strengthens the promise and prosperity for prospective investors.

The enticing marriage of flavours within this Barbaresco - notes of ripe berry fruit juxtaposed against elegant undertones of forest floor and truffle - is testament to Gaja’s mastery. For the discerning investor, this vintage promises not just an experience steeped in sensory pleasure, but also a sound financial return in the long run.


The 2006 legacy: Power meets refinement

True to the style of Barbaresco, the 2006 vintage from Gaja is an elegant pantheon of complexity equipped with powerful structure and an enduring finish. One to savour and reflect upon, it perfectly embodies the ethos of 2006 - a vintage year when Italy’s climatic conditions were artfully harnessed by skilled winemakers.

This Gaja Barbaresco is both an ode to the longevity of Italian viticulture and a potent choice for astute wine investment aficionados. From its expressive character to its enduring sediment in the world of fine wines, the 2006 Barbaresco DOCG continues to echo stately throughout the chambers of Oenology.

Current market price



Highest score


POP score


Scores and tasting notes


The 2006 Barbaresco reveals terrific concentration, depth and purity. This is a remarkably soft, harmonious Barbaresco from Angelo Gaja with pretty notes of raspberries, crushed flowers and spices. The wine turns more powerful in the glass, as it gains additional richness, volume and depth, all of which carry through to the polished finish. The wine’s balance is impeccable, and this is easily is one the more harmonious, complete wines of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026. Angelo Gaja's 2006s from Barbaresco are lovely, although they require a bit of aeration to find their focus. Tthe 2006 Barbaresco in particular is quite an achievement in this challenging vintage. As always Gaja blends in a small percentage of Barbera for his single-vineyard Langhe wines. Importer: Terlato Wines International, Lake Bluff, IL; tel. (847) 604 8900

Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate, 30 October 2009

Vintage performance