2017 Gaja, Rossj-Bass Langhe Chardonnay

Merchant's Pick

THE RECENT PICK

2017 Gaja, Rossj-Bass Langhe Chardonnay

Montrachet-Like Elegance
You haven't lived until you've enjoyed Gaja's Chardonnay!

Gaja reds are some of the most iconic and collectible wines of Italy. They are, "the finest Italian wines ever made." Wine Spectator

With that said, you have not lived until you have experienced Gaja's Rossj-Bass Langhe Chardonnay.

Montrachet-Like

If there were Grand Cru designations in Piedmont, Rossj-Bass would be right there with the finest white Burgundies.

I first enjoyed this wine 15 years ago and look forward to each and every release. Elegant and vibrant with a Burgundian influence, Gaja's Rossj-Bass is distinctly Italian in its texture and finish.

Predominantly Chardonnay with a pinch of Sauvignon Blanc to enhance the minerality, Rossj abounds with jasmine notes followed by fresh green almond, sage, thyme and tea leaves. On entry, the wine is luscious with juicy notes of nectarine, pear, and mango. The bright acidity refreshes the palate, finishing with mineral and balsamic notes of flint, mint and green apple. This wine lingers effortlessly on palate.

From oysters, lobster, fish to fowl, you can enjoy the 2017 Rossj-Bass now through 2030. Don't be afraid to serve this wine on the warmer side of cold as great whites can stand up to the slightly warmer temperature.

Outstanding!

Simply outstanding!

David Gettenberg

$107.95 per bottle / $1295.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

97 / 100

Rossj-Bass is one of the best Chardonnay's being produced today. So little of each vintage is imported, there is never enough Gaja Rossj-Bass to last the year. A touch of Sauvignon Blanc is blended with the Chardonnay to enhance the brightness and minerality. Predominantly Chardonnay with a pinch of Sauvignon Blanc to enhance the minerality, Rossj abounds with jasmine notes followed by fresh green almond, sage, thyme and tea leaves. On entry, the wine is luscious with juicy notes of nectarine, pear, and mango. The bright acidity refreshes the palate, finishing with mineral and balsamic notes of flint, mint and green apple. This wine lingers effortlessly on palate. Outstanding!


Product Details


Producer: Gaja

Country: Italy

Region: Piedmont

Sub Region: Others

Varietal: Chardonnay

Vintage: 2017

Size: 750ml

Code: W00283-1-1