mars 01, 2022
The fourth generation of Gaja began with Its current owner and president Angelo Gaja. He is credited with developing techniques that have revolutionised winemaking in Italy, and terms such as "the undisputed king of Barbaresco", and "the man who dragged Piedmont into the modern world" have been applied to him, and whose Barbaresco wine is considered a status symbol on a par with Château Lafite-Rothschild or Krug.
He introduced sweeping changes in the vineyard and the cellar, especially after he took over full time in 1970. Angelo created the single vineyard Barbarescos (Sorì San Lorenzo in 1967, Sorì Tildìn in 1970 and Costa Russi in 1978)