Gaja

About Gaja

Giovanni Gaja founded the winery in Barbaresco, Piedmont in 1859. Currently, in its fifth generation of unbroken familial leadership, Gaja has established itself as one of Italy's most iconic winemaking dynasties since its foundation in 1859. 

The flagship wine of Italy’s most famous Piedmonte dynasty, Gaja has produced its iconic Barbaresco since its founding in 1859 by the legendary Giovanni Gaja. Over 150 years later, Angelo Gaja is the dynamic and revered winemaker at the helm of his family estate, a position he has now held for over five decades.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Gaja Barbaresco 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,223.70
2016

Gaja Barbaresco 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

I tasted this wine over two sittings, one at the winery and one at my home office a few weeks later. Although I can't claim any extraordinary differences between the two sessions, I noticed a few minimal shifts that are essential to understanding the wine's future aging ability. The 2016 Barbaresco starts off slow at first, showing a small margin of aromatic evolution in the glass. But come back two hours later, and you can almost hear the soft sounds of the symphony playing just below the surface. The 2016 vintage is characterized by the solid intensity and firmness of its aromas, which transcend fruit and veer toward balsamic herb, licorice, tar and smoke instead. The tannins offer a moment of sweetness and softness, before you are aware of their undeniable firmness. In all, there is a certain glossiness or satiny quality to the mouthfeel that underlines the wine's carefully crafted integration. I would describe this as a classic and also a somewhat austere Barbaresco that fully deserves extra cellar time to stretch those tight muscles and grow in volume. This wine will award those who wait.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Piedmont 6x75cl 7 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,223.70
Gaja Barbaresco 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,073.70
2017

Gaja Barbaresco 2017 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (95+)

A pretty, perfumed example of this cuvee, the 2017 Barbaresco offers lots more red fruits as well as spice, dried flowers, incense, and loamy soil. With more licorice and minerality emerging with time in the glass, it hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, an elegant texture, plenty of firm tannins, and a great finish. It doesn't get more textbook Nebbiolo than this. This classic beauty is going to benefit from 5-7 years of bottle age and have 2-3 decades of longevity.
Delivery to Storage from 20 Aug 2021

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 95+ (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,073.70
Gaja Barolo Conteisa 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,307.70
2014

Gaja Barolo Conteisa 2014 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

The nose opens with a startling play between white truffles, bark and tea leaves and then crushed violets, lavender, blueberry peel, lemon rind and sour cherries. Full body, ultra-fine tannins, acidity as sharp as a razor and a long, ethereally mineral finish. The length but sheer clarity and accuracy in the delivery is remarkable. Perhaps hard to believe that this better than the 2013, but it is. Drink in 2022.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,307.70
Gaja Barolo Conteisa 2015 (6x75cl)
€1,325.70
Inc. TAX: €1,199.70
2015

Gaja Barolo Conteisa 2015 (6x75cl)

Vinous (97)

The 2015 Barolo Conteisa is a heady, exotic wine, and also one of the most complete, alluring Conteisas I have ever tasted. Conteisa is usually a wine of grace and understatement. The 2015, on the other hand, is a bold, sweeping Barolo that saturates the palate with stunning depth and volume. Even with all of its intensity, the 2015 remains vibrant. This is such a complete, harmonious wine.
Delivery to Storage from 20 Aug 2021

Piedmont 6x75cl 5 97 (VN) Read Review/Description €1,325.70
Inc. TAX: €1,199.70
Gaja Barolo Dagromis 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €494.10
2016

Gaja Barolo Dagromis 2016 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 10 Aug 2021

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 - Inc. TAX: €494.10
Gaja Barolo Sperss 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,499.70
2015

Gaja Barolo Sperss 2015 (6x75cl)

Vinous (98)

The 2015 Barolo Sperss shows all of the darkness and muscle that are so typical of Serralunga. Black cherry, plum, licorice, incense, gravel, cured meats and scorched earth infuse this potent, backward wine with tremendous character. My impression is that the extraction and oak are all a bit more pushed here relative to the other wines in the range.
Delivery to Storage from 20 Aug 2021

Piedmont 6x75cl 3 98 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,499.70
Gaja Ca'Marcanda Magari 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €342.06
2018

Gaja Ca'Marcanda Magari 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (95)

More herbal notes of blackcurrants, green tobacco, cedar, and graphite emerge from the 2018 Magari, a Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon/Petit Verdot blend brought up in French oak. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, and downright seamless on the palate, this beauty is another Bordeaux look-alike with incredible class. It has some upfront appeal, with supple tannins and plenty of fruit, yet it's going to age gracefully for 15-20 years on its balance.
Delivery to Storage from 20 Aug 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 4 95 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €342.06
Gaja Ca'Marcanda Promis 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €260.10
2017

Gaja Ca'Marcanda Promis 2017 (6x75cl) This lives up to its name and delivers on its promise. Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese vines are grown in the terre brune, fermented separately and aged in oak for 12 months before blending and bottle aged before release. The result; a bright, balanced supple wine with juicy, ripe sunshine fruit and creamy soft tannins.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 - Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €260.10
Gaja Conteisa 2010 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,118.10
2010

Gaja Conteisa 2010 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The 2010 Conteisa is a stunner with all the overwhelming elegance that is inherent to this vintage. It opens steadily to reveal red flower, cassis, baking spice, anisette and tobacco. The aromas are expressive and deep with enduring richness. The tannins are slightly sweet and already soft. This is a collectors’ choice. Drink: 2018-2040.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,118.10
Gaja Langhe Conteisa 2015 (1x150cl)
Inc. TAX: €481.10
2015

Gaja Langhe Conteisa 2015 (1x150cl)

Vinous (97)

The 2015 Barolo Conteisa is a heady, exotic wine, and also one of the most complete, alluring Conteisas I have ever tasted. Conteisa is usually a wine of grace and understatement. The 2015, on the other hand, is a bold, sweeping Barolo that saturates the palate with stunning depth and volume. Even with all of its intensity, the 2015 remains vibrant. This is such a complete, harmonious wine.
Delivery to Storage from 20 Aug 2021

Piedmont 1x150cl 1 97 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €481.10
Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino Rennina 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €918.90
2015

Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino Rennina 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

Extremely perfumed and pretty with dried berry, orange peel and fruit tea on the nose. Full-bodied, extremely tight and refined with superb tannin quality that shows polish, finesse and beauty. It goes on for minutes on the palate. One for the cellar. Best wine ever from here. Needs three or four years to come together.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 99 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €918.90
Gaja Sori Tildin 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €3,389.70
2016

Gaja Sori Tildin 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (100)

The 2016 Barbaresco Sorì Tildìn is a fabulous, incredibly complete wine that soars out of the glass with explosive structure and vertical lift. The tannins are very much present, but also matched beautifully by the wine's aromatic intensity and overall drive. Dark macerated cherry, spice, leather, licorice, plum and mocha add darker shades of nuance. In 2016, Sorì Tildìn is a bit more brooding and bigger than it often is, and yet all the elements are impeccably balanced. It is quite simply a majestic wine of real grandeur and total class, but it is not obvious. Sorì Tildìn will appeal most to readers who understand what the truest essence of Nebbiolo is all about. In a word: magnificent!
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Piedmont 6x75cl 2 100 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €3,389.70
Gaja Sperss 2016 (1x150cl)
Inc. TAX: €958.70
2016

Gaja Sperss 2016 (1x150cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The golden touch, that proverbial Gaja magic, is taken to a whole new level in the 2016 Barolo Sperss. Angelo Gaja has taught his children to follow their own path, and now that the generational switch is well underway at the family estate, we can see that Gaia, Rossana and Giovanni have done him proud. Very proud. This stunning expression from the 2016 vintage (with 16,000 bottles released) represents quite a few celebratory milestones. We are now in the fifth generation to protect the Gaja legacy in an unbroken family chain that has endured since 1859. This wine is 100% Nebbiolo, and since the 2013 vintage, it is part of the Barolo DOCG appellation. Winemaking has been tweaked to embrace a more elegant, ethereal and streamlined personality, instead of the bigger extraction we saw in the past. This upgraded identity is distinctly evident in this newest release of Sperss. Starting with appearance, the wine is luminous and bright with shiny ruby and garnet gemstone. Its aromatic reach is three-dimensional with width, height and depth. Delicate berry tones cede to pressed lilac, anise, sandalwood and cardamom spice. I double decanted and left the bottle open for a few hours before my tasting. The results are tight and gentle, and the wine shows beautiful vertical lift and intensity. To achieve this much power without the excess fruit weight is really quite an accomplishment. This is the magic of Nebbiolo, and the magic of Gaja.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Piedmont 1x150cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €958.70
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Gaja Barbaresco 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,005.00
2016

Gaja Barbaresco 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

I tasted this wine over two sittings, one at the winery and one at my home office a few weeks later. Although I can't claim any extraordinary differences between the two sessions, I noticed a few minimal shifts that are essential to understanding the wine's future aging ability. The 2016 Barbaresco starts off slow at first, showing a small margin of aromatic evolution in the glass. But come back two hours later, and you can almost hear the soft sounds of the symphony playing just below the surface. The 2016 vintage is characterized by the solid intensity and firmness of its aromas, which transcend fruit and veer toward balsamic herb, licorice, tar and smoke instead. The tannins offer a moment of sweetness and softness, before you are aware of their undeniable firmness. In all, there is a certain glossiness or satiny quality to the mouthfeel that underlines the wine's carefully crafted integration. I would describe this as a classic and also a somewhat austere Barbaresco that fully deserves extra cellar time to stretch those tight muscles and grow in volume. This wine will award those who wait.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Aug 2021

Piedmont 6x75cl 7 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,005.00
Gaja Barbaresco 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €880.00
2017

Gaja Barbaresco 2017 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (95+)

A pretty, perfumed example of this cuvee, the 2017 Barbaresco offers lots more red fruits as well as spice, dried flowers, incense, and loamy soil. With more licorice and minerality emerging with time in the glass, it hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, an elegant texture, plenty of firm tannins, and a great finish. It doesn't get more textbook Nebbiolo than this. This classic beauty is going to benefit from 5-7 years of bottle age and have 2-3 decades of longevity.
Delivery to Storage from 20 Aug 2021

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 95+ (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €880.00
Gaja Barolo Conteisa 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,075.00
2014

Gaja Barolo Conteisa 2014 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

The nose opens with a startling play between white truffles, bark and tea leaves and then crushed violets, lavender, blueberry peel, lemon rind and sour cherries. Full body, ultra-fine tannins, acidity as sharp as a razor and a long, ethereally mineral finish. The length but sheer clarity and accuracy in the delivery is remarkable. Perhaps hard to believe that this better than the 2013, but it is. Drink in 2022.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,075.00
Gaja Barolo Conteisa 2015 (6x75cl)
€1,090.00
In Bond: €985.00
2015

Gaja Barolo Conteisa 2015 (6x75cl)

Vinous (97)

The 2015 Barolo Conteisa is a heady, exotic wine, and also one of the most complete, alluring Conteisas I have ever tasted. Conteisa is usually a wine of grace and understatement. The 2015, on the other hand, is a bold, sweeping Barolo that saturates the palate with stunning depth and volume. Even with all of its intensity, the 2015 remains vibrant. This is such a complete, harmonious wine.
Delivery to Storage from 20 Aug 2021

Piedmont 6x75cl 5 97 (VN) Read Review/Description €1,090.00
In Bond: €985.00
Gaja Barolo Dagromis 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €397.00
2016

Gaja Barolo Dagromis 2016 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 10 Aug 2021

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 - In Bond: €397.00
Gaja Barolo Sperss 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,235.00
2015

Gaja Barolo Sperss 2015 (6x75cl)

Vinous (98)

The 2015 Barolo Sperss shows all of the darkness and muscle that are so typical of Serralunga. Black cherry, plum, licorice, incense, gravel, cured meats and scorched earth infuse this potent, backward wine with tremendous character. My impression is that the extraction and oak are all a bit more pushed here relative to the other wines in the range.
Delivery to Storage from 20 Aug 2021

Piedmont 6x75cl 3 98 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,235.00
Gaja Ca'Marcanda Magari 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €270.00
2018

Gaja Ca'Marcanda Magari 2018 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (95)

More herbal notes of blackcurrants, green tobacco, cedar, and graphite emerge from the 2018 Magari, a Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon/Petit Verdot blend brought up in French oak. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, and downright seamless on the palate, this beauty is another Bordeaux look-alike with incredible class. It has some upfront appeal, with supple tannins and plenty of fruit, yet it's going to age gracefully for 15-20 years on its balance.
Delivery to Storage from 20 Aug 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 4 95 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €270.00
Gaja Ca'Marcanda Promis 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €202.00
2017

Gaja Ca'Marcanda Promis 2017 (6x75cl) This lives up to its name and delivers on its promise. Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese vines are grown in the terre brune, fermented separately and aged in oak for 12 months before blending and bottle aged before release. The result; a bright, balanced supple wine with juicy, ripe sunshine fruit and creamy soft tannins.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 - Read Review/Description In Bond: €202.00
Gaja Conteisa 2010 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €917.00
2010

Gaja Conteisa 2010 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The 2010 Conteisa is a stunner with all the overwhelming elegance that is inherent to this vintage. It opens steadily to reveal red flower, cassis, baking spice, anisette and tobacco. The aromas are expressive and deep with enduring richness. The tannins are slightly sweet and already soft. This is a collectors’ choice. Drink: 2018-2040.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €917.00
Gaja Langhe Conteisa 2015 (1x150cl)
In Bond: €396.00
2015

Gaja Langhe Conteisa 2015 (1x150cl)

Vinous (97)

The 2015 Barolo Conteisa is a heady, exotic wine, and also one of the most complete, alluring Conteisas I have ever tasted. Conteisa is usually a wine of grace and understatement. The 2015, on the other hand, is a bold, sweeping Barolo that saturates the palate with stunning depth and volume. Even with all of its intensity, the 2015 remains vibrant. This is such a complete, harmonious wine.
Delivery to Storage from 20 Aug 2021

Piedmont 1x150cl 1 97 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: €396.00
Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino Rennina 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €751.00
2015

Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino Rennina 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

Extremely perfumed and pretty with dried berry, orange peel and fruit tea on the nose. Full-bodied, extremely tight and refined with superb tannin quality that shows polish, finesse and beauty. It goes on for minutes on the palate. One for the cellar. Best wine ever from here. Needs three or four years to come together.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €751.00
Gaja Sori Tildin 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €2,810.00
2016

Gaja Sori Tildin 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (100)

The 2016 Barbaresco Sorì Tildìn is a fabulous, incredibly complete wine that soars out of the glass with explosive structure and vertical lift. The tannins are very much present, but also matched beautifully by the wine's aromatic intensity and overall drive. Dark macerated cherry, spice, leather, licorice, plum and mocha add darker shades of nuance. In 2016, Sorì Tildìn is a bit more brooding and bigger than it often is, and yet all the elements are impeccably balanced. It is quite simply a majestic wine of real grandeur and total class, but it is not obvious. Sorì Tildìn will appeal most to readers who understand what the truest essence of Nebbiolo is all about. In a word: magnificent!
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Piedmont 6x75cl 2 100 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,810.00
Gaja Sperss 2016 (1x150cl)
In Bond: €794.00
2016

Gaja Sperss 2016 (1x150cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The golden touch, that proverbial Gaja magic, is taken to a whole new level in the 2016 Barolo Sperss. Angelo Gaja has taught his children to follow their own path, and now that the generational switch is well underway at the family estate, we can see that Gaia, Rossana and Giovanni have done him proud. Very proud. This stunning expression from the 2016 vintage (with 16,000 bottles released) represents quite a few celebratory milestones. We are now in the fifth generation to protect the Gaja legacy in an unbroken family chain that has endured since 1859. This wine is 100% Nebbiolo, and since the 2013 vintage, it is part of the Barolo DOCG appellation. Winemaking has been tweaked to embrace a more elegant, ethereal and streamlined personality, instead of the bigger extraction we saw in the past. This upgraded identity is distinctly evident in this newest release of Sperss. Starting with appearance, the wine is luminous and bright with shiny ruby and garnet gemstone. Its aromatic reach is three-dimensional with width, height and depth. Delicate berry tones cede to pressed lilac, anise, sandalwood and cardamom spice. I double decanted and left the bottle open for a few hours before my tasting. The results are tight and gentle, and the wine shows beautiful vertical lift and intensity. To achieve this much power without the excess fruit weight is really quite an accomplishment. This is the magic of Nebbiolo, and the magic of Gaja.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Piedmont 1x150cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €794.00

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