Located in northwest Italy, Piedmont enjoys a lofty reputation amongst the greatest wine regions in the world and is home to more DOCG wines than any other Italian region.
With respected names like Barolo, Barbaresco, and Barbera d'Asti, Piedmont's unique landscape has two key features that influence local winemaking: the Swiss Alps and the breezy Mediterranean Sea. These natural forces contribute towards a wide day-night temperature variation to preserve aromas, add freshness and maintain acidity.
The Barolo Zone
Almost 90% of Barolo wine is produced in “The Barolo Zone” with five main townships: Barolo, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d'Alba, and Monforte d'Alba.
In the western part, the townships of Barolo & La Morra sit on calcareous marl soil which is compact and fertile. These wines are ready to drink earlier, with softer tannins and more aromatic profile.
In the east, porous compressed sandstone soils lack nutrients, of Serralunga d’Alba and Monforte d’Alba produce wines that are more tannic and intense, and take longer to mature & Castiglione Falletto’s soil is a mix of the two types.
SKU 083264 | 6x750ml
Available at BCL's
This polished Barolo is sourced from highly regarded vineyards that Gaja purchased in 1995 and is named to honour the site's original owners: the Gromis family. Gaja DaGromis Barolo is an intense red color. Aromas of violets, rose petals and a hint of white pepper combine with rich, red currant, licorice and balanced oak. The initial aromatics flow across the palate with freshness and harmonious complexity, revealing juicy red orange and red grapefruit. The classic licorice and mineral austerity is buttressed by oak and noticeable tannins, which soften as the wine ages.
Thanks to his Barbaresco, the winery’s flagship, Gaja wines achieved a leadership position in Italy. Giovanni increased vineyard holdings, acquiring Sorì Tildìn, Costa Russi, Sorì San Lorenzo and Darmagi, thereby permitting the Gaja family to produce wines of the highest quality exclusively from its own vineyards. Giovanni’s son, Angelo, joined the Winery in 1961 and combined his respect for the traditions of the Langhe with bold innovations in the vineyards and the cellars. He also introduced Gaja wines to foreign markets. Angelo lives in Barbaresco with his wife Lucia and their three children, Gaia, Rossana, and Giovanni who represent the fifth generation. Together with their parents, Angelo and Lucia, they have been continuing a family tradition that has never stopped since 1859, when Giovanni Gaja founded the winery. Today, the Gaja Winery owns 96ha (240 acres) of vineyards in the Barbaresco district - Barbaresco and Treiso - and the Barolo district - Serralunga d’Alba and La Morra.