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Sperss - Nebbiolo - Single Vineyard Collection

SPERSS

(SPEHRS)

In 1988 the Gaja family purchased twelve hectares of vineyard in one of the best positions in Serralunga. The land was named Sperss, a Piedmontese dialect word meaning nostalgia, that of Giovanni Gaja (Angelo’s father) for the childhood memories linked with Serralunga.

Winery

GAJA, Barbaresco, Piedmont

Denomination

Barolo D.O.P.

Varieties

Nebbiolo

Vineyards

The Sperss vineyard is located in the Marenca-Rivette sub-area, in the municipality of Serralunga.
The land, arranged as an amphitheatre on a surface of 12 hectares, consists of very compact clayey-calcareous marls and has south and south-west exposure with an average altitude of 370 m above the sea level.

The vines are 50 years old on average.

Winemaking method

Fermentation and maceration for around three weeks followed by ageing in oak for 30 months.

Characteristics

The deep and mineral notes typical of the Serralunga terroir combine with the excellent fruity elements: sour black cherry, goudron, truffle, rhubarb and liquorice. The mouthfeel reveals an austere texture and a full body, dense and complex. It has an extraordinary bottle ageing potential.

First vintage produced

1988