Gaja Alteni Di Brassica Sauvignon Blanc 2020 (Langhe, Italy) 750mL - [VM 92]

Gaja Alteni Di Brassica Sauvignon Blanc 2020
(Langhe, Italy) 750mL - [VM 92]

Regular price $200.00 Sale price $189.97 Save $10.03

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Notes from the Winemaker:
The Gaja family made history once again when it planted Sauvignon Blanc in the Barbaresco appellation in 1983. Today, the fruit for this mineral-driven expression of Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from the original plantings in Barbaresco and newer vineyards in Serralunga d'Alba (in the Barolo appellation), roughly 7.5 acres in all. The name is based on two traditionally common elements in the Piedmontese landscape. Alteni are the classic, short white stone walls that were once typically used to cloister the vineyards of Piedmont. Brassica is the name of the beautiful yellow flowers that pepper the vineyards in the springtime. Combined, the name means the little walls of yellow springtime flowers.

Alteni di Brassica combines the classic herbaceous and aromatic qualities of the grape variety with the elegance and refinement of the GAJA style. This wine's impressive acidity gives it remarkable aging potential and while it is generally consume in its youth, many prefer to cellar it. In exceptional vintages, patient collectors are rewarded with nuanced expressions of this classic grape variety, with rich aroma and flavor. Pheasants are featured on Alteni di Brassica's label to commemorate the beautiful birds that inhabit the forests adjacent to GAJA's vineyards.

Wine Notes
Color: Golden
Aroma: Elegant perfume with aromatic notes in harmony with the distinct fruit.
Taste: Dense structure and balanced body, supported by perfectly integrated acidity.
Grape Variety Used: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Length/Type of Aging: Aged for 6 months in barriques (where malolactic fermentation completes).

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2020 Alteni di Brassica is bright, crips and wonderfully aromatic. Orchard fruit, lime, mint, white flowers and white pepper give this taut, nervy Sauvignon tons of character as well as complexity. All the elements are very nicely balanced. This is a terrific example of the Gaja house style today." - Antonio Galloni (Dec 2022)