Wine Gaja, "Darmagi", Langhe DOC, 2011
Beautiful black and purple color with aubergine shade, almost transparent.
The taste is well balanced, with massive tannins, a touch of bitterness and a soft texture. Trapped fruit tones and nuances of wood.
The aroma of wine is very rich, dense and concentrated. Captured the tone of ripe and juicy fruits, which are beautifully and harmoniously underlined hints of spice.
The wine is recommended to serve with meat, poultry, game, pates, exquisite truffles or cheese. Will be the perfect accompaniment to roast venison, mutton, lamb.
"Darmagi", 2009 - stunningly powerful wine, full-bodied, with soft, velvety tannins, elegant structure, excellent balance and a rich fruity flavor. This wine - a great storage capacity. Over time, it acquires harmony and balance of taste. Blend wine consists of several grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The basis of the wine is Cabernet Sauvignon (95%). In 1978, Angelo Gaja began to cultivate this variety in Piedmont, which aroused the indignation of his father. "Darmagi!" - Said Giovanni Gaia, when he saw that his son planted Cabernet Sauvignon. Translated from the Piedmontese dialect word meaning "What a pity!". But Angelo Gaja was right choice because Cabernet Sauvignon has a high resistance to various diseases, particularly well this sort of insidious and dangerous opposed to phylloxera.
According to some reports, wine made from Cabernet Sauvignon, the ability to develop and improve the concentration of human thought, and all thanks to the content of such useful substances such as resveratrol. Perhaps that is why "Darmadzhi" is considered one of Italy's finest wines. The process of wine production includes several stages. After harvest, the berries are fermentation with the skins in steel containers at a constant temperature of 25-27 ° C for 10-15 days. This is followed by aging in barriques for 6-8 months in oak barrels and another 12 months.
Brand Gaja was founded in 1859 by Giovanni Gaia, the great-grandfather of the current owner Angelo Gaja, and for 5 generations, is owned by the family Gaia. To date, Gaja Winery owns vineyards with a total area of 250 hectares, located in the province of Tuscany and Piedmont. Angelo Gaja began its work in the family business in 1961, after completing their education in oenological Institute of Alba and the University of Montpellier (he later received a degree in economics from the University of Turin). Angelo has repeatedly visited France and inspired by modern and traditional techniques of French wine makers began to use the experience gained in the production of their own wines. His magnetism, charm and poetic reflections on the nature of the wine Angelo Gaja make one of the most respected and beloved figures in the wine industry in Italy. In 2011, the magazine «Wine Spectator» Angelo Gaja named one of the best winemakers in the history of Piedmont and Tuscany.