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2016 Gaia & Rey

By Gaja

2016 Gaia & Rey from Gaja, Piedmont, Italy

The grandeur and artistry of Italian fine wines are vividly etched within each bottle of the 2016 Gaia & Rey from Gaja. From the iconic slopes of Piedmont, Gaja's reputation for crafting exceptional wines is enriching the portfolio of discerning wine investors.

 

Nuanced Notes, a Seductive Symphony

The 2016 vintage paints a mesmerizing picture: a summer's dance swaying between generosity and restraint. The climatic conditions of the year congregated to manufacture perfect growing conditions that birthed grapes bearing profound expressions of their provenance. A cool start to the season later warmed up leading to abundant sunshine; nature worked in tandem offering an orchestrate balance.

This wine greets with an intricate tapestry of aromas woven by subtle nuances of ripe peach, fresh pear along with whisperings of complementing floral notes. Its enduring complexity forms a riveting conversation - fervent yet calculated that a purveyor of sophisticated Italian wines would appreciate.

 

2016: An unmissable Investment opportunity

2016 has been declared one of the phenomenal vintages from Italy with a special nod to Piedmont’s exceptional consistency. Stunningly ripe fruit and endearing depth make this moreish bottle not only an exemplary indicator of the power of the region but also pose it as a robust investment vehicle for those inclined towards accruing value over time.

Rarity doesn’t always imply greatness, but the diversity of character offered by 2016 Gaia & Rey from Gaja is nothing short of remarkable. For investors who seek to discover enchanting and profitable ventures in Italian viticulture, your soul-search might just end here at Piedmont's alluring landscape with this unique combination of vigour and grace.

There is something about the 2016 Gaia & Rey from Gaja that transcends the generic confines of wine. It offers an enchanting tale from the vines of Piedmont, imprints of a terrific year elegantly encased within its soul - a charming witness to nature's symphony that not just quenches the epicurean thirst but also cultivates promising monetary returns.

Current market price

HK$34,130.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

255

Scores and tasting notes

94

It's hard not to love the 2016 Langhe Gaia & Rey. The winemaking approach has been tweaked to allow for less malolactic fermentation. Before, up to 60% or 70% of the mass completed malolactic fermentation, but with this vintage, that number has been reduced to about 20%. Indeed, the acidity is bright, forward and elegantly unmasked. This is a sharp and tonic white wine that delivers a firm grasp on the palate. The flavor profile includes citrus, honeydew melon and salty mineral nuances derived from limestone-rich soils.

Monica Larner - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2018

Vintage performance