In Bond case of Barolo Conteisa, Gaja 2014.
Angelo Gaja is renowned for producing outstanding mould-breaking Barolos, and is recognised as the man who almost single-handedly began the renaissance in Piemonte wine making. Gaja began producing Conteisa in the early 1990’s but soon declassified it as a Barolo in order to allow a little Barbera in the blend, as was traditional for his family’s wines. Only since the 2013 vintage has the style shifted again, 100 per cent Nebbiolo wines, labelled Barolo and with more finesse, purity and poise.
“Gaja’s 2014 Barolo Conteisa is a jewel of a wine. Translucent, energetic and vibrant, it offers striking precision, with lovely salinity and bright acids that lift the red berry flavors. Conteisa is always a wine that leans toward the more delicate side of things. In 2014, all of those signatures are brought out by the personality of the year. This is one of the best recent Conteisas I can remember tasting, as well as a wine that feels natural and unforced.”
96 pts – Antonio Galloni
“Open and persistent nose. Floral in the beginning, with straightforward notes of rose petal and violet, it develops into a deeper botanical character with hints of juniper, dandelion, incense. In the palate, the pure essence of La Morra leads to sweet notes of red cherry, strawberry, raspberry, thyme and anise. Polished tannins and the bright acidity balance the fruit concentration, leading to classic medium-weight structure with remarkable ageing potential.” – Gaja
Offered for sale in bond. Price shown is per case (6x75cl bottles) and excludes UK duty and VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine lands in the UK. Onward delivery from bond charges are not included. No further discounts of any kind apply, Reward Card points not applicable.