Angelo Gaya – the undisputed king of Barbaresco



Angelo Gaja best known for producing elegant, opulent wines that are true to their origins. A pioneer in the production of single-vineyard wines in Piedmont. Bruno Giacosa, one of the greatest winemakers of Italy’s Piedmont region, known for beautiful Barbarescos, Barolos and Barberas, died peacefully after a brief illness on Jan. 22nd, 2018. He was 88.
“Bruno Giacosa knew the vineyards in minute detail: every sorì, every winding path, every ridge, every headland,” said Angelo Gaja, whose winery lies just up the road in Barbaresco, in a 2013 interview. “He had tasted the grapes everywhere.”Read More“…

Gaja is an Italian wine producer from the Piemonte region in the district of Langhe, chiefly producing a number of Barbaresco and Barolo wines, and later diversified into Brunello and “Super-Tuscan” production. Angelo Gaja is credited with developing techniques that have revolutionised winemaking in Italy, and terms such as “the undisputed king of Barbaresco”,and “the man who dragged Piedmont into the modern world” have been applied to him, and whose Barbaresco wine is considered a status symbol on a par with Château Lafite-Rothschild or Krug.

Andrew Jeffers wrote a great article “Forward in doubt” on DECANTER – he joins Gaia Gaja plus dog on a tour of the company’s vineyards – and discovers the Gaja way of thinking en route. Read more…

Source: DECANTER, Terlato Wines, Wikipedia, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator