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Gaja Rossj-Bass 2021

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Description & Technical Information
Located in Piedmont, the Gaja is widely considered to be one of the greatest wine producers in the world. The winery was founded in 1859 by Giovanni Gaja and has remained in the family for generations. It is currently led by Angelo Gaja, who has played a significant role in elevating the reputation of Italian wines on the international stage. Gaja Rossj-Bass was first produced in 1988. The name "Langhe" is the plural form of langa, a local word that means long, or low-lying hill.

The fruit for this wine comes from selected plots of vineyards located in Serralunga and Barbaresco in the Langhe area. Two of the vineyards, Rossj and Bass, which were both planted in 1984, are located in the area surronding the village of Treiso. Rossj vineyard is located at 300 metres above sea level and is composed of thin, calcareous clay, while the soils in the Bass vineyard are richer and less compact than Rossj vineyard’s soil. The soils in Serralunga d’Alba is composed by calcareous clay.

Weather in 2021: Abundant snowfall and low temperatures led to an unusually severe, rainy winter, followed by a dry spring. Temperatures picked up again in mid-March, accelerating the plant life cycle. Unfortunately, the cold temperatures returned on April 7 and 8 with icy winds that channeled through the valleys and affected the lower vineyards, especially in the Barbaresco area. In Sorì San Lorenzo, where the buds were already 30 cm long, 30% damage was recorded. Other Barbaresco vineyards affected by frost recorded minimal losses of 5%. The Barolo vineyards are located at higher altitudes and survived the frost unscathed. The summer rolled out dramatically with a bright and windy start, hot and violent mid-season, characterized by frequent thunder-storms, and ended hot and dry. While both benefited from thun- derstorms that cooled the land, powdery mildew became a real threat in Barbaresco in July. A redeeming rainfall came at the end of August, refresh- ing Barbaresco and Barolo and making the white varieties ready for harvest in early September.

Technical Information:
Grape varieties: 95% Chardonnay & 5% Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard: Barbaresco and Serralunga.
Region: Langhe D.O.P
Alcohol: 13.50 %
Fermentation: In steel and aged in oak for 6 months
Closure: Cork

Tasting Note: Fresh and sweet flavours of white melon and white nectarine peach combined with elder and jasmine blossom on the nose. This wine opens up on the palate to citrus fruits and fresh hints of menthol (reminiscent of pepper mint) around a steely core of laser sharp acidity. A vibrant wine, with a firm texture noticeable along the entire centre of the tongue with a crisp, lingering finish.
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Expert Reviews
Julia Harding MW
“Quite closed on the nose but more open on the palate. Sinewy, chalky citrus with the herbal note of the Sauvignon kicking in on the finish. A creamy aftertaste. Elegant white wine, a wine of place not variety. ”