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2001 Gaia & Rey

By Gaja

The 2001 Gaia & Rey from Gaja, Piedmont, Italy

Embark on an unforgettable journey to Piedmont with the 2001 Gaia & Rey from Gaja, a white wine that blazes new trails for Italian Chardonnay. An emblem of Angelo Gaja's masterful understanding of terroir, this 2001 vintage re-envisions Piedmont's vinous landscape.


Characteristics of 2001 – A Season to Remember

The climatic conditions of the 2001 growing season favored this chardonnay marvelously. An extended cool spring caused late blossoming but peaked in a perfect summer, leading to an abundant harvest of impeccably ripe and intensely flavoured grapes.

This climatic history manifests itself distinctly in the 2001 Gaia & Rey as it marries ethereal elegance with mouthwatering acidity and boundless depth. It's not just a bottle of wine; it's the liquid expression of a remarkable vintage story held in time.


Meticulous Precision Encased in Elegance

The intense precision of winemaking is evident in every sip - delicate tropical fruits act as prism refracting temperate notes of citric peel, flint, and toasted almond that growing evermore complex with age. It's so incomparably sophisticated, capturing the essence of Gaja's bold philosophy - to create fine wines from Italy that challenge convention.

A truly worthy investment, each bottle encompasses not only its rich varietal character but also a tangible snapshot of the unique, favorable conditions that 2001 bestowed upon Piedmont vineyards.


An Exemplary Iteration from an Exceptional Vintage

Gaja's 2001 Gaia & Rey is a paradigm of how world-class, fine Italian wines age with grace and elevates its standard with every passing year. Meticulously crafted, the wine encapsulates an outstanding vintage and also the foresight and dedication of Angelo Gaja towards perfection.

A wine that demands to be savored prevailing as an investable asset, this 2001 Gaia & Rey has sealed its place as one of the compelling white wines from Piedmont, Italy - a testament to Gaja's commitment to uphold the highest standard of fine wine production.

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The 2001 Gaia & Rey confirms the wine’s reputation as a Chardonnay of international level. Light gold in tonality, its Meursault-like nose of white peaches, bergamot, tropical fruit and light oak are matched by rich and viscous flavors, tropical, mineral, higher in alcohol than a Burgundy and balanced oak. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2010. Importer: Paterno Imports, Lake Bluff, IL; tel. (847) 604-89000

Daniel Thomases - The Wine Advocate, 30 October 2003

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