Gaja Sito Moresco Langhe 2016
Winery: "Sito Moresco is named for the family who farmed this 25-acre estate in Barbaresco before its purchase by the Gaja family, a nod to the people and traditions that preceded it. It means literally the Moresco site, after the family name of Giovannini Moresco. GAJA created this red blend to deliver greater approachability in its youth. Sito Moresco is made from vineyards located in the villages of Treiso and Barbaresco (in the Barbaresco appellation) and fruit from Serralunga d’Alba (in the Barolo appellation). Pheasants are featured on Sito Moresco's label to commemorate the beautiful birds that inhabit the forests adjacent to GAJA's vineyards. Balance, freshness and sweet fruit concentration are the benchmark of the 2016 vintage.
Aroma: Sun-kissed thyme and marjoram notes turn to forest floor earthiness before merging with juicy red berry – strawberry, cherry, plum – and citrus fruits, like blood orange.
Taste: The wine gets volume in the palate with remarkable fruit concentration sustained by silky, smooth tannins and bright acidity. The wine then turns to a spicy finish, smoky notes and a lovely salinity.
Aging: After the malolactic fermentation, the varieties are blended and then aged in oak for 12 months.
Ideal to drink young, but matures well for at least 5-7 years."
|Varietal||35% Nebbiolo, 25% Barbera, 25% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon|