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    77
  • Decanting time

    1h
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The Story

14 vineyards situated in the municipality of Barbaresco. The land, at a height between 250 and 330 metres above the sea level, covers a surface of 21.4 hectares. The plants are 40 years old on average.The grapes coming from each single vineyard, seprately undergo fermentation, maceration and ageing in oak for 12 months. Then they are blended and further aged in oak for another 12 months.

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Vintage 1958

Barbaresco Angelo Gaja

The veritable king of neighbouring village Barbaresco, Angelo Gaja, is a man who has undeniably done the most for the international renown of Piedmont wines. Largely due to his efforts, the world knows that Italy produces high quality and high priced wines. A colourful and ebullient personality, Gaja is a third-generation winemaker, but before his arrival, the house of Gaja was just another small-scale producer among many. Gaja recalls the early days:
–The land in Barbaresco was as good as free. My grandfather even got into buying land. My father, Giovanni Gaja, knew the terroir in Barbaresco, so he knew exactly where to buy the best plots and best grapes. First vintage of Barbaresco was produced by Giovanni Gaja, the founder, in 1859.
If knowledge of terroir is the domain of ancestors, the key to Angelo Gaja’s success is above all marketing savvy. He has studied both winemaking and business. Combined with his studies abroad, most notably in France, these paved Barbaresco’s road to world success. Gaja’s natural charisma, arrogance and the sheer volume and force of his opinions have made him

The Gaja Winery was founded by Giovanni Gaja in 1859 and has been owned and operated by four generations of the Gaja family. Giovanni Gaja was the great-grandfather of Angelo Gaja, the Winery's current owner.
Angelo Gaja took over the family business in 1970 and, as he says:
–The challenge was to maintain the basic power and depth of Nebbiolo while polishing the wines to give them richer colour, fuller fruit, better balance and a more refined style."


Vineyard soil: calcareous marls (white terrains)

Grape varieties: 100% Nebbiolo


Winemaking: fermentation with the skins occurs in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures for three weeks.

Ageing: the wine is aged in barriques for twelve months and then in large oak casks for an additional twelve months.


Via Torino 36, 12050 Barbaresco
Tel. +39 0173 635255
Fax +39 0173 635256

info@gajawines.com

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Light

ending

Long and Gentle

flavors

Earthy, Floral and Dried-fruit

taste

High in Acidity, Medium-bodied and Sweet

Written Notes

A unique wine since Angelo Gaja claimed that this one has actually never been made. After seeing the picture of the bottle he realized that this wine was specially made by his father for him to celebrate his birth in 1958. Very light, orangy brick red colour with plenty of sediments. According to Andreas Larssons words – this wine had amazingly intense oven-baked banana aromas in the glass. Then came more leathery, tarry and dried raisiny aromas. Also some volatility but not disturbingly much. Quite light although medium-bodied body weight with high acidity and mellow gentle tannins are combined nicely with sweet red fruits and high alcohol forming pleasant moderately long finish. Wine is definitely declining but still intense and very smooth.
  • 89p
A level fill, perfect cork. Leather, intense, almost leaping out of the glass, not as expressive as the 61, but more nuanced, has another dimension about it, tar, roses, tobacco, pure, refined, black tea, ads more for every sip and smell. Fresh, high acidity, high of ripe tannins, pure and increadibly refined and complex. Very similar to the 61, one would almost expect them to just be bottle differences of the same vintage, very pure, amazing finish and gorgeous length. But the 58 has a little more nuance and facetts about it.
  • 98p

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Origin

Barolo, Barbaresco

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 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Barbaresco 1958  ( Angelo Gaja )

"A unique wine since Angelo Gaja claimed that this one has actually never been made. After seeing the picture of the bottle he realized that this wine was specially made by his father for him to celebrate his birth in 1958.
Very light, orangy brick red colour with plenty of sediments. According to Andreas Larssons words – this wine had amazingly intense oven-baked banana aromas in the glass. Then came more leathery, tarry and dried raisiny aromas. Also some volatility but not disturbingly much. Quite light although medium-bodied body weight with high acidity and mellow gentle tannins are combined nicely with sweet red fruits and high alcohol forming pleasant moderately long finish. Wine is definitely declining but still intense and very smooth.
"

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Barbaresco 1958  ( Angelo Gaja )

"A level fill, perfect cork. Leather, intense, almost leaping out of the glass, not as expressive as the 61, but more nuanced, has another dimension about it, tar, roses, tobacco, pure, refined, black tea, ads more for every sip and smell. Fresh, high acidity, high of ripe tannins, pure and increadibly refined and complex. Very similar to the 61, one would almost expect them to just be bottle differences of the same vintage, very pure, amazing finish and gorgeous length. But the 58 has a little more nuance and facetts about it. "

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