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2013 Gaia & Rey

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2013 Gaia & Rey from Gaja, Piedmont, Italy

The 2013 Gaia & Rey from Gaja stands out with aplomb in the arena of Italian fine wines. The unique climatic patterns of 2013 in Piedmont significantly influenced this remarkable vintage and gave it rare characteristics worth noting.


Distinctive expression of a declared year

In 2013, the weather patterns in Piedmont were on the temperate side. Though winter was wetter than usual, spring and summer were cooler, extending the wine's growing phase. This slower maturation period allowed for a more nuanced developing of flavours in the 2013 Gaia & Rey, which exhibits characteristics that are both complex and harmonious.

This elegant chardonnay's magic lies in its ability to capture the vibrancy of its home region, with hints of green apple, lemon rind, and granny smith apple on the nose. On the palate, this persistent and compelling vintage releases a symphony of distinctive pear, citrus, almond and brioche flavour profiles that layer beautifully upon each other.


An investment worth its weight in gold

The 2013 Gaia & Rey from Gaja is an epitome of deft winemaking intertwined with fortunate environmental impacts on its native terroirs, reflecting a tactical investment opportunity for astute collectors with an appetite for Italian vintages.

Piedmont's colder seasons often lead to longer fermentations producing wines with greater depth and complexity - traits which been witnessed through older vintages of Gaia & Rey continuously fetching higher prices at wine auctions internationally.

The unique combination of climatic conditions that shaped this vintage make it a prized possession for any discerning wine investor seeking returns through appreciation. This is not just drinking but experiencing an unmissable chapter of Gaja's winemaking history.

In conclusion, the 2013 Gaia & Rey from Gaja is more than a mere beverage; it is a sensorial journey into the terroirs of Piedmont, an invaluable addition for steadfast investors and discerning connoisseurs alike. Artfully crafted, it promises an extraordinary testament to the phenomenal years that have defined the rich tapestry of fine Italian wines.

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Fresh, compelling and showing impressive definition, the 2013 Langhe Gaia & Rey is a beautiful creation and a wine that occupies a school of its own, especially considering its context that is so focused on great red wine production. There are creeping similarities that are fun to note. Specifically, I am referring to the mouthfeel of this wine that shows sophistication, richness and a creamy texture. It could drink well with structured foods, pork or spicy beef tartare. The bouquet is plentiful and rich with passion fruit, melon, apricot and toasted almond. The wine is exuberant and generous. Given that I tasted a beautifully preserved 1996 vintage of Gaia & Rey at the same time, I feel confident in suggesting a very long drinking window.

Monica Larner - The Wine Advocate, 28 June 2015

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