Italy - 2013 - Gaja Barolo Langhe Conteisa

  • Region: Italy
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Rating: 95
QtyUnitSizeCase SizePriceReserve
6Case75cl6£695
1Bottle150cl£320

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Tasting Notes

Rating

95

Release Price

NA

Drink Date

2019 - 2035

Reviewed by

 Monica Larner

Issue Date

30th Jun 2017

Source

231, The Wine Advocate

The 2013 Barolo Conteisa is now officially a DOCG wine following years as a Langhe Nebbiolo or IGT wine. The first vintage was 1996 and fruit is sourced from the Cerequio cru in La Morra. This is a classic and coherent expression that is characterized by crunchy fruit flavors and sweet tannins. Fruit came into the winery at very low temperatures and saw slow fermentations. Generally speaking, the 2013 vintage is characterized by slow ripening and a long growing season (unlike 2012 that saw more concentrated heat). This is a balanced and homogenous wine with a softly caressing nature. It offers aromas of citrus, summer fruit and even a touch of watermelon pulp. This wine is usually considered the more immediate of Gaja's two new Barolo wines, yet this vintage surely needs extra time to evolve.