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Barolo DOCG Sperss Angelo Gaja 1996

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color:Red
  • 13.50% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Silky

A superb Barolo with aromas of rose, peony, black fruits and sweet spices and wonderfully velvety tannins. Produced by one of the greatest names in Italian viticulture. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 marked label, 1 stained label
  • Country/Region: Italy, Piedmont
  • Appellation/Wine: Barolo
  • Classification: DOCG
  • Producer/Owner: Angelo Gaja
  • More information....

Barolo DOCG Sperss Angelo Gaja serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Cake aux tomates confites et aux olives noires, Grillade à la mode provençale, Emincé de foie et de rognons de veau.

Peak: Drink until 2030

Lot presentation
Barolo DOCG Sperss Angelo Gaja

Cuvée presentation

An intense ruby red colour. The nose has pronounced notes and black fruits and white truffle. On the palate, it is full-bodied, opulent and complex. This excellent wine is produced by Angelo Gaja, a star in Piedmont. The vineyard is spread over 12 ha, with south-west facing vines at an altitude of 300m and soils of marl, clay and limestone. The wine is macerated then fermented for three weeks, before being raised for one year in oak barrels. It is then aged for a further 18 months in “botti grandi”, traditional, large oak barrels.

Information about domain Angelo Gaja

Angelo Gaja is probably one of the greatest names in Italian winemaking. Born in 1940, he took over the family vineyard in 1961 in the hilly Langhe region of the Piedmont which can trace its roots back to 1859. He now manages approximately 100 hectares of wines and does not buy in any grapes. Gaja was instrumental in raising the international profile of fine Piedmontese wines, notably Barbarescos and Barolos, with his distinctive use of new vinification techniques and ageing methods, at odds with regional practices at the time: choosing the best parcels, reducing yields, and using new French oak casks instead of Yugoslavian oak barrels. His best Barbaresco parcels now produce some of the finest wines in Italy (Sori Tildin, Sori San Lorenzo, and Costa Russi). He was also the first winegrower to plant Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay, as well as Sauvignon Blanc instead of Nebbiolo, contrary to the advice of his peers.

Detailed characteristics

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 marked label, 1 stained label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
  • French customs seal: no
  • Alcohol percentage: 13.50 %
  • Country/Region: Italy, Piedmont
  • Appellation/Wine: Barolo
  • Classification: DOCG
  • Producer/Owner: Angelo Gaja
  • Vintage: 1996
  • Color: Red
  • Peak: Drink until 2030
  • Service temperature: 16°
  • Viticulture: Conventional 
  • Intensity: Silky
  • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
  • Grape variety: 100% nebbiolo
Barolo DOCG Sperss Angelo Gaja
Barolo DOCG Sperss Angelo Gaja

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Barolo DOCG Sperss Angelo Gaja 1996

iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format