Gaja   Sperss

1998 Sperss

By Gaja

1998 Sperss from Gaja, a Triumph from the Finely-Tuned Italian Vineyards

The 1998 Sperss from Gaja emerges as a benchmark for the rich tapestry that are fine wines from Italy. Angelo Gaja's labor of love, the Sperss is a testament to this visionary's relentless pursuit of perfection. His masterpiece of 1998 is no exception.


Lessons from the Turbulence of '98

Despite afflictions such as an inconsistent spring and tumultuous summer that year, resilience and intricate care in the vineyard brought forth a vintage that has proven its worth over two decades in bottle. This wine possesses a striking resemblance to the resolute spirit of Gaja.


Taste; A Sentimental Journey through Langhe

This Nebbiolo-based blend speaks the romantic language of the Langhe hills, its birthplace. The 1998 Sperss delivers seductive wafts of dark cherries and plums, entwined with whispers of truffle, liquorice and weathered leather, emanating an uncanny sense of place.

In the mouth, it dances subtly between strong hardened tannins and silken sleek acidity keeping those ripe fruits at bay. A complex narrative that underlines each sip with a persistent, yet generous finish.


Investment Perspective; Stability in Conviction

As an investment, the 1998 Sperss reflects solidity and confidence. Not only for its considerable ageing potential but its ability to endure market variations owing much to Gaja's reputable standing among fine wine appreciators across the globe. It's more than just wine; it's akin to owning a classic piece of Italian art that only appreciates over time.

With the 1998 Sperss by Gaja, wine investing finds both its motivation and gratification. A wine which captures the heart of Langhe with every bottle, a must-have inclusion in any strategic fine wine portfolio.

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The 1998 Sperss reveals a perfume of black fruits, truffles, earth, and spice box. Dense, massive yet seamless, this beautifully integrated wine possesses low acidity as well as a terrific finish. Although evolved and delicious for such a youthful Barolo, it will age well for 20-25 years. Importer: Paterno Imports, Lake Bluff, IL; tel. (847) 604-89000

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 29 October 2001

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