2016 GAJA ‘Sito Moresco’ Langhe – Red Blend Italy

$57.00

750 ML
Langhe, Piedmont, Italy- 35% Nebbiolo, 35% Merlot, 30% Cabernet aged for 18 months in Barrique. A fruity, elegant taste, good balance in the mouth and a fresh fruity finish with very fine, silky tannins. Sito Moresco combines complexity and longevity with refinement and accessibility.

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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.

Description

Angelo Gaja is known for producing elegant, opulent wines that are true to their origins. He is a pioneer in the production of single-vineyard wines in Piedmont. Several estate-owned vineyards provide the grapes for Sito Moresco, among which is the twenty-five-acre Sito Moresco vineyard in Barbaresco. The name means “Moresco’s site” and refers to the former owner of this vineyard Sito Moresco combines complexity and longevity with refinement and accessibility. Ruby red in color, this wine offers a pure nose with aromas of small fruits. On the palate, it is elegant and balanced with fine tannins and a fresh finish.

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