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2018 Gaja Barolo Dagromis DOCG
12 cases available
#083264 $131.99 wls 6x750ml spec
In 2018 the red grapes have thick skins, soft tannins, and complex flavors.
Climate and harvest: The winter of 2018 was mild and dry, with no snow and rainfall. It was followed by a very rainy and cold spring. An unusual heatwave occurred at the end of April with temperatures as high as 30°C which led to an early bud break. Rain and below average temperatures continued through April, May, and June, slowing the entire growing season (1300 mm of rain from March to June). Between May 1 and June 14, it rained consistently for 24 days making our effort in the vineyards remarkably intense and complicated. Nevertheless, our full-time team was able to overcome the challenges of downy and powdery mildew. A bad hailstorm unfortunately hit Barbaresco on Sunday, July 17 resulting in a loss of 30% of the overall production. September 2018 was sunny, fresh, and windy, with no drastic changes in temperature from day to night, allowing the grapes to continue to ripen. The harvest started at the end of August with Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Due to the humid and mild vintage, Nebbiolo harvest was expected to be delayed however, two hot weeks in mid-September made the grapes ripen faster, shortening picking times. The harvest finished on October 8th.
Tasting notes: 2018 Dagromis has a bright ruby color with garnet highlights. On the nose, fruity with notes of sugar cane and orange underlined by lemongrass. On the palate, delicate showing rich aromas that correspond to the nose and integrate a lush finish. It is juicy, tasty, and balanced.
Vineyards: Both in Serralunga and La Morra. Appellation Barolo D.O.P.
Grape varieties: 100% Nebbiolo.
Winemaking method: The grapes, coming from the single vineyards, separately undergo fermentation, maceration, and ageing in oak for 12 months. They are then blended and further aged in oak for another 18 months.
First vintage produced 1998.