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Through the 1995 vintage, the Gaja single cru Sperss was labeled as Barolo. However, starting with 1996 Gaja formally chose to eschew the DOCG requirements for Barolo (for example, by blending Barbera and Cabernet Sauvignon into the wines when only Nebbiolo is allowed in Barolo DOCG) in favor of the more humble Langhe DOC appellation. What this means is that these wines are defined two ways with 1995 and older as Barolo and 1996 and newer as Langhe DOC.