GAJA Dagromis Barolo DOP 2016

Producer: GAJA Azienda Agricola

The Gaja winery was founded by Giovanni Gaja in 1859 and has been owned and operated by four generations of the Gaja family. It is in the town of Barbaresco which lies just northeast of Alba. Giovanni Gaja was the great-grandfather of Angelo Gaja, the winery’s current owner The wine is named for the Gromis family, which owned the prized vineyard in the commune of La Morra throughout the 19th century. The Gaja family now owns this vineyard and, together with an outstanding Gaja-owned vineyard in Serralunga, it provides the grapes for this wine. The soil of both vineyards is primarily calcareous clay and marl; altitudes range from 985 to 1475 feet above sea level; exposures are south-east and south-west. Fermentation with the skins occurs in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures. 12 months in barriques followed by 12 months in large oak casks.

Vintage: 2016
Production Area: Barolo
Type: Red Table Wine
Alcohol: 14%
Grape Varieties: Nebbiolo-100
Color: Intense red
Aroma: Full, rich with berries and floral notes as well as aromas of licorice, dried herbs and spices
Taste: Solid structure and a rich softness as well as a lingering finish.
Cellaring Potential: 10-15 years
Food Matching: Perfect for roast beef, steak, risotto with mushrooms, short ribs