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Date Printed: 11/21/2014
Gaja Darmagi 2001
Gaja Darmagi 2001
(search item no. 84931)
collectible wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 11/21/2014: $189.00

Winemaker's Notes:

Though very Cabernet in character, Darmagi owes its distinctive, austere personality to the unique terroir of Barbaresco. Almost black in color; excellent fruit with strong cassis flavors. The impressive power on the palate carries through to the long finish; persistent soft tannins. Great aging potential.

95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc.

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About Gaja:

The story of the Gaja Winery can be traced to a singular, founding purpose: to produce original wines with a sense of place which reflect the tradition and culture of those who made it. This philosophy has inspired five generations of impeccable winemaking. It started over 150 years ago when Giovanni Gaja opened a small restaurant in Barbaresco, making wine to complement the food he served. In 1859, he founded the Gaja Winery, producing some of the first wine from Piedmont to be bottled and sold outside the region. Ever since, the winery has been shaped by each generation’s hand, notably that of Angelo Gaja. Under Angelo's direction, the the native Nebbiolo grape was elevated to world-class esteem.

Today, Angelo Gaja, alongside Guido Rivella, his winemaker since 1970, and his daughter, Gaia, advance their legacy. To fully realize their vision, all Gaja wines are produced exclusively from grapes grown in estate-owned vineyards, including 250 acres in Piedmont's Barbaresco and Barolo districts as well as estates in Pieve Santa Restituta (Montalcino) and Ca’Marcanda (Bolgheri). It is from these storied vineyards, and the earth, weather and vines upon them, that Gaja wines reveal their true heart.