Gaja   Barbaresco DOCG

2010 Barbaresco DOCG

By Gaja

2010 Barbaresco DOCG from Gaja, Piedmont, Italy

The 2010 Barbaresco DOCG from Gaja, a compelling vintage in the annus mirabilis of Italian winemaking, showcases the artistry of Angelo Gaja and his descendants, combined with the bounty offered by Langhe's terroir.


An elevated expression of terroir and time

The 2010 vintage was characterised by a cool spring followed by a warm summer, allowing the Nebbiolo grapes to achieve perfect ripeness, while maintaining their crucial acidity. This weather peculiarity has rendered the 2010 Barbaresco DOCG from Gaja more complex offering a phenomenal structure with a potential for long aging - an enigmatic peculiarity that attracts many fine wine investors.


Truly representative of its denominator

One taste will inform you that this Barbaresco remains faithful to its DOCG. Showing off notes of dried cherry, rose petals, truffle, and earthy undertones gather in perfect harmony on the palate. It’s robust but not aggressive, full-bodied yet maintains an elegance almost balletic in its grace.


Italian Excellence Meets Investment Potential

With Italy’s famed Langhe region yielding this magnificent liquid gem, the 2010 Barbaresco DOCG from Gaja encourages onlookers to take note of Italian vineyards as genuine treasure troves within the realm of wine investment. This fine wine is not only a thrilling journey for the senses but an auspicious investment opportunity with promising prospects for longevity and value growth.


A Year That Captivates Like No Other

In conclusion, the 2010 Barbaresco DOCG from Gaja is a masterclass in Nebbiolo winemaking. It pays deference to its region, varietal and vintage, while retaining the distinct voice of Gaja – an irrefutable testament to this vintage’s profound influence on Italian fine wines. A splendid addition to any discerning investor's portfolio or an enthusiastic oenophile’s cellar, it reaffirms Italy's position in the blueprint of wine-focused investment.

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Smack from the start, the 2010 Barbaresco shows full-on Gajissimo personality with irresistible opulence and intensity, magically contrasted against remarkable smoothness and finesse. Everyone wants to know his secret. The wine delivers seductively rich concentration and integrated oak that is offset by a delicate portfolio of chiseled mineral, dried berry fruit, Spanish cedar, crushed herb, anisette and blue flower. Fruit is sourced from 14 vineyards in Barbaresco. It already leaves a mark, but will reward those who wait. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028. Just a short while ago, in the midst of one of Italy’s darkest political hours when forming a functioning government seemed like an exercise in futility, someone sent me a Facebook petition proposing Angelo Gaja as a candidate for President of the Republic of Italy. Although Angelo himself would brush it off as jest, that seedling of a (good) idea took the Internet by firestorm. What he has demonstrated over the years, besides from his infectious enthusiasm and keen ability to communicate his thoughts with brilliant clarity and gumption, is a natural ability for leadership. Barbaresco is lucky to have an Angelo Gaja, the Langhe is lucky to have him, and Italy is, too. Importer: Terlato Wines International, Lake Bluff, IL; tel. (847) 604-8900

Monica Larner - The Wine Advocate, 27 June 2013

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