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Gaja Barbaresco DOCG 1970 3.75L


About Gaja

The Gaja estate was founded in 1859 by Angelo Gaja’s great-grandfather, but in 1961 Angelo assumed control of the family’s winery and put it on the path to... glory. At first, Angelo chose to bottle only estate-grown wines, reduce crop sizes, and decrease fermentation periods, but by 1967, Angelo began to make larger changes, like the bottling of cru Barbaresco Sorì San Lorenzo, with Sorì Tildìn following in 1970 and Costa Russi in 1978. In the mid-1970s, Angelo began aging his wines in barriques, and he replaced some prime Nebbiolo vines in Barbaresco with Cabernet Sauvignon for his Darmagi and Chardonnay for his Gaia & Rey. Angelo’s boldness brought international notice to his wines, as well as Piemonte wines. Throughout his career, Angelo refused to play by any rules but his own; he never compromised on the quality of his wines; and he succeeded wildly. Angelo began his transition to retirement in 2004, and winemaking duties now rest in the hands of his daughter, Gaia, who has been making bold moves of her own, all in the single-minded pursuit of crafting wines of outstanding excellence.