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2005 Gaja Barolo Dagromis

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Pronunciation
da-grow-miss

Oenologist
Guido Rivella and Angelo Gaja

Overview

The Gaja winery was founded by Giovanni Gaja in 1859 and has been owned and operated by four generations of the Gaja family. It is in the town of Barbaresco which lies just northeast of Alba. Giovanni Gaja was the great-grandfather of Angelo Gaja, the winery’s current owner The wine is named for the Gromis family, which owned the prized vineyard in the commune of La Morra throughout the 19th century. The Gaja family now owns this vineyard and, together with an outstanding Gaja-owned vineyard in Serralunga, it provides the grapes for this wine. The soil of both vineyards is primarily calcareous clay and marl; altitudes range from 985 to 1475 feet above sea level; exposures are south-east and south-west.
Wine Notes

Grape Variety
Nebbiolo

Vinification
Fermentation with the skins occurs in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures of

Aging
12 months in barriques followed by 12 months in large oak casks.

Alcohol
14%

| Appearance
Intense red.

| Aroma
Full, rich with berries and floral notes as well as aromas of licorice, dried herbs and spices.

| Taste
Solid structure and a rich softness as well as a lingering finish.

| Serving Suggestions
Perfect for Roast Beef and Prime Rib.
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