Angelo Gaja and the wines from the GAJA winery hardly need any introduction. The Gaja family settled in Piedmont as early as the middle of the seventeenth century. Since then, 5 generations have alternated in wine production since Giovanni Gaja founded the winery in Barbaresco, in the territory of the Langhe, in 1859. Angelo Gaja followed his father Giovanni as head of the family enterprise in the early 1960s. At the time blending grapes from different vineyards and villages was the practice in Piedmont. Some wineries may have even used grapes from outside the region. A few winemakers including Angelo Gaja, Bruno Giacosa, Beppe Colla of Prunotto, and Alfredo Currado at Vietti started making wines from a single vineyard. Under the leadership of Angelo Gaja, the wines of the family-owned winery have proved to be innovative and, at times revolutionary. For most of his life, he has been a visionary man on a mission: To do what it takes to explore ways to improve the quality of his wines.
Tasting Notes: Separate fermentation of the three vine types for 4 weeks in steel tanks. The Vistamare subsequently matures for 6 months in new and used barriques.
The fine cuvées from Vermentino, Viognier, and Fiano invoke thoughts of the rich aromas of Bolgheri. Attractive aromatic nose of ripe fruits, blossoms, and a hint of sweet honey. Full-bodied and expressive on the pallet, the wine combines floral and fruity taste nuances with the complexity and minerality of the barrique aging.
Grape Variety: 40% Vermentino, 40% Viognier, and 20% Fiano
Alcohol percentage: 13.5%