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Gaja Rossj-Bass 2016
SKU: 6584

Gaja Rossj-Bass 2016

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750ml
$99.95

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Category White Wine
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Region Italy, Piedmont, Langhe
Brand Gaja
Alcohol/vol 14%
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Crisp and luminous, the 2016 Langhe Rossj-Bass is Chardonnay enhanced with a tiny part Sauvignon Blanc. This second grape only constitutes 5% of the blend, yet its presence is felt in a big way. The wine presents pristine and sharply delineated tones of exotic fruit, peach and white rose. Fruit is sourced in Barbaresco and in Serralunga d'Alba. This wine delivers a bright spot of acidity that was shaped by the steep diurnal temperature shifts that characterized the tail end of the growing season. Much work has been achieved in the vineyards to optimize farming and to ensure that ripening does not advance too quickly or with too much alcohol. This wine will be released at the end of July 2017 and I tasted it just before bottling.

Monica Larner, June 30, 2017