Gaja Gaia & Rey Chardonnay 2020

Gaja Gaia & Rey Chardonnay 2020

 

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Gaja
Gaia & Rey Chardonnay 2020
  • Vintage : 2020
  • Country : Italy
  • Region : Piedmont (Langhe DOC)
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Creamy Full Bodied White
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14°
  • Grappes :

Experts Score Vintage
WE Wine Enthusiast 95 2020
RP Robert Parker 95 2018
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 93 2018
JD Jeb Dunnuck 93 2018
More information on wine critics and ratings
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

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 95 Points (2020)
A wine that started a movement when it was first released in 1983, “Gaia & Rey” continues to set the standard of Chardonnay in the Langhe. Reserved at first, the wine opens with white floral aromas mixed with ripe orchard fruits that evolve into nutty and chalky mineral notes. The palate is well balanced with vibrant acidity that keeps the wine lively with each sip.

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.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 93 Points (2018)
The 2018 Gaia & Rey offers up a whole range of tropical and orchard fruit flavors, showing an extra kick of creaminess that is surprising given the cool vintage and the decision to fully block the malolactic fermentation. Passion fruit, pastry, spice and a kick of well-judged oak build nicely in the glass. The 2018 finishes with lovely tension and energy.(AG) (9/2021)

Jeb Dunnuck (JD) : 93 Points (2018)
Named after Lucia and Angelo Gaja's daughter, Gaia Gaja, and Angelo's grandmother, Clotilde Rey, the 2018 Langhe Gaia & Rey (100% Chardonnay) offers a richer, layered, medium-bodied style that carries beautiful stone fruits, white flowers, salty minerality, and a touch of honeysuckle. (12/2020)

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Gaja Gaia & Rey Chardonnay 2020 Reviewed by Wine Enthusiast 17-01-2024 . Score: 4