Gaja Gaia & Rey Chardonnay 2018

Gaja Gaia & Rey Chardonnay 2018

 

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Gaja
Gaia & Rey Chardonnay 2018
  • Vintage : 2018
  • Country : Italy
  • Region : Piedmont (Langhe DOC)
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Creamy Full Bodied White
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14°
  • Grappes :

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 95 2018
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The story of this estate’s ascendancy is captivating, full of passion and innovation. The Gaja name was established in the region in the 1850s when Angelo’s great, great grandfather Giovanni Gaja moved to Piedmont and then set up a tavern in the lovely village of Barbaresco. Since then 5 generations of the Gaja family have been involved in the winemaking process. Angelo Gaja joined the business in 1961, taking over the reins from his father Giovanni. It was at this point that the… Read more

Robert Parker (RP) : 95 Points (2018)
The Gaja 2018 Langhe Gaia & Rey is a beautifully pure Piemontese expression of Chardonnay. It opens to a light gold/straw color with brilliant luminosity. This vintage is delicate but determined, powerful but fragile all at the same time. The bouquet is shy to start off and requires (at this young stage when I tasted the wine) ample time to aerate. Once it unwinds, the wine offers fresh citrus, orchard fruit, toasted almond and spice. Only partial malolactic fermentation is completed, so the wine's energy and inner nerve is very much intact. Flint and mineral play important supporting roles. Some 16,000 bottles were made.

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Gaja Gaia & Rey Chardonnay 2018 Reviewed by Robert Parker 17-05-2021 . Score: 4