Gaja's 150th – tasting notes


In response to popular demand, I present the tasting notes on last Saturday’s Gaja 150th birthday celebrations at Vinitaly in Verona. The decidedly amateur image here is of the last three wines. See also Gaja’s anniversary observations for what was said, mainly by Angelo Gaja, and Gaja’s 150th birthday – video for a look at the entire Gaja family and the rollcall of approved fellow producers.

Gaja, Gaia & Rey Chardonnay 1994 Langhe 17 Drink 1998-2008
Gaja planted Chardonnay as early as 1979, pointing out that the most likely Piemontese white variety Arneis is not permitted in the Langhe (as...