Gaja re­turns to Bar­baresco

Decanter - - A MONTH IN WINE -

italy Renowned Ital­ian pro­ducer Gaja has re­turned to the Bar­baresco fold with three sin­gle-vine­yard wines that left the clas­si­fi­ca­tion more than a decade ago.

Costa Russi, Sorì Tildin and Sorì San Lorenzo will be la­belled as Bar­baresco from the 2013 vin­tage, fol­low­ing a de­ci­sion taken by Gaia Gaja, daugh­ter of wine­maker An­gelo Gaja ( pic­tured to­gether left), and her sib­lings, Ros­sana and Gio­vanni. The move means that the wines will have to be made 100% from Neb­bi­olo. From 1996, they were classified as DOC Langhe af­ter An­gelo Gaja added up to 15% Bar­bera grapes to the fi­nal blend.

‘ Ev­ery gen­er­a­tion has its own path to fol­low and has the right to do things in its own way,’ Gaia Gaja told De­canter.

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