Gaja   Sperss

2015 Sperss

By Gaja

2015 Sperss by Gaja, Langhe, Italy

The elegance, depth and pure expression of terroir achieved in the 2015 Sperss from Gaja is nothing short of an opus. Angelo Gaja’s claw-mark prowess in redefining the terrain of Piedmont is record-breaking, yet his capacity to keep enthralling us is awe-inspiring.

 

A vintage that paints a portrait of power and finesse

The 2015 growing season in Langhe was characterised by a mild winter, followed by a warm spring, and a hot dry summer which led on to milder autumnal conditions - an ensemble perfectly composed for fine wine production. Treading in this promising climatic harmony, the 2015 Sperss put on a splendid show of power coupled with silky elegance.

This Nebbiolo blooms beautifully from the glass revealing layers of dark cherry and plums dusted with spices, vibrant roses, and hints of tar. On the palate, its virtuoso performance continues with a rich tapestry of flavors echoing the nose, supported by precise tannins and ending on a long lasting finish reminiscent of its captivating bouquet.

 

When terroir speaks through the vintage

The year 2015 was noted for its heatwaves and early harvests across much of Europe. Despite these challenging conditions, Langhe region triumphed pulling out every stop to maintain elegance and finesse in its wines while unleashing a disruptive energy that certainly will see noticeable returns for astute investors.

This unraveling tension between explosive flavors and regal composure translates into an enduring allure that is as irresistibly seductive as it is compellingly investable.

With the 2015 Sperss, investment in Gaja's wines is not just a sound choice for fine wines from Italy, but also an alliance with a vintage testimony of idiosyncratic resilience and artistry. It is, indeed, a revelry into the regal world of Nebbiolo, handled by one of the maestros of the Italian wine realm.

Partake in this audacious celebration of the bountiful 2015 vintage that is the Sperss by Gaja - its eloquent enchantment promises more than mere returns.

Current market price

$3,720.00

12x75cl

Highest score

97

POP score

179.41

Scores and tasting notes

97

In the 2015 Barolo Sperss, you can taste the iron rust and minerality that is so specific to the soils of Serralunga d'Alba where this wine is born. It is very bold and represents the more powerful of these two wines from Barolo. Cerequio is always the more floral, while the Sperss has an immediate cherry and some lingering, bold, blackberry aromas that make a strong impact. However, this wine does not have the austerity of a classic Barolo. Instead it shows a richer texture and it casts a wider net of flavors. Serralunga d'Alba fruit is marked by stronger concentration and ripeness, with a very firm and unyielding quality of tannin that should hold the wine steady as it moves through its aging evolution. This is a truly beautiful albeit brawny Nebbiolo.

Monica Larner - The Wine Advocate, 8 August 2019

Vintage performance