Gaia & Rey, Gaja, 2018
Gaja vein nimega Gaia & Rey on nimetatud Angelo Gaja tütre Gaia ja vanaema Clotilde Rey järgi. 1979. aastal istutas Gaja veinimaja oma esimese Chardonnay veiniaia. “Gaia & Rey” on rikkaliku aroomipaletiga vein, milles on tunda värsket rösti, mee ja tsitruse nüansse. Täidlane keha ja kontsentreeritud küpse puuvilja maitse balansseeruvad elava happesusega ilusaks tervikuks.
Sobib austrite, mereandide ja valge kalaga.
Robert Parker – 93 Points
This wine was first made in 1983, and back then, no malolactic fermentation occurred. Jump forward in time to the 2017 Langhe Gaia & Rey, and this is another vintage in which malo did not start. (Partial malolactic returns in 2018). Since those first years of production, the oak usage has also been tweaked, now with less barrique in favor of more botte grande. Thanks to these changes, the aromatic profile of this wine veers toward citrus and rich tropical fruit, especially in a warm vintage such as this. However counterintuitive, this edition also shows a very bright and precise touch of acidity that serves to give the wine balanced and mouth-cleansing salinity.