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Per Bottle: $389.99
Per case of 6: $2,339.94
Producer: GAJA Azienda Agricola
Vintage: 2017
Production Area: Barbaresco
Type: Red Table Wine
Alcohol: 14%
Sugar:

Description

Darmagi, planted in 1978, was Piedmont's first Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in more than a century. "Darmagi," is Piedmontese for "what a pity," a comment Angelo Gaja's father, Giovanni, once uttered when he passed the vineyard as it was planted to Cabernet Sauvignon in 1978. Though very Cabernet in character, Darmagi owes its distinctive, austere personality to the unique terroir of Barbaresco. With the skins in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures of 78-85ºF for 10-15 days. 6 to 8 months in barriques, then 12 months in large oak casks.

Color

Intense ruby red

Grape Varieties

Grape %
Cabernet Sauvignon 95
Merlot 3
Cabernet Franc 2

Aroma

Elegant layers of concentrated fruit.

Taste

Excellent fruit with strong cassis flavors and impressive power on the palate carry through to the long finish with persistent soft tannins. Great aging potential.

Cellaring Potential

Many years

Food Matching

Steaks and grilled Red Meats, Wild Game, Roasted Pork, Prime Rib.