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2016 Gaja, "Sperss" Barolo

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2016 Gaja, "Sperss" Barolo

Extremely Limited Gaja Pre-Sale from a "vintage that has no comparison to others." Gaia Gaja
Pre-Sale Arriving November 2020

Extremely Limited Barolo Offering

The 2016 Gaja Sperss may be Gaja's most collectible Barolo to date.  2016 Piedmont is "a vintage that has no comparison among the others." Gaia Gaja

Like Gaja's 2016 Barbaresco, Gaja's Sperss Barolo in any vintage is the envy of the region; in this vintage, it is in a league of its own.

"The golden touch, that proverbial Gaja magic, is taken to a whole new level in the 2016 Barolo Sperss. This is the magic of Nebbiolo, and the magic of Gaja." Wine Advocate

"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."  Monica Lerner, Wine Advocate

Few, if any, producers can match a Gaja Nebbiolo.  That is why Wine Spectatorhas called Gaja's wines, "the finest Italian wines ever made."

If you have the discipline to lay this Barolo down, you will look back in awe of the vintage.  Cellar it and watch it evolve with amazement!

Even more rare than Gaja's Sperss Barolo 750 mls are Gaja's Sperss Barolo 1.5L (magnums) of which only a few bottles are imported and can be ordered, here.

You are definitely going to want to add this Barolo release to you Gaja collection.  And, if you are new to Gaja, you will realize this wine is worth every penny.

Enjoy!

$304.95 per bottle / $3659.40 per case

Summary


WINE ADVOCATE

100 / 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... 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."

WINE ENTHUSIAST

99 / 100

"Rose, iris, red berry and camphor mingle with a whiff of dark spice on this gorgeous, radiant red. Firmly structured but also boasting extraordinary finesse, the chiseled palate delivers ripe morello cherry, crushed raspberry, star anise and tobacco set against a backbone of taut fine-grained tannins. Vibrant acidity keeps it well balanced and energized."


Product Details


Producer: Gaja

Country: Italy

Region: Piedmont

Sub Region: Barolo

Varietal: Nebbiolo

Vintage: 2016

Size: 750ml

Code: V00132-4