Giacomo Conterno’s wines are born from 17 hectares of vineyards distributed in the area of Monforte and Serralunga l’Alba and cultivated with Nebbiolo and Barbera. Of great interest in the range of Giacomo Conterno’s wines to take into consideration are the very elegant Barolo and Barbera d’Alba wines, made from the crus ‘Francia’, ‘Cerretta’, and the more recent cru ‘Arione’. They are independently all blockbusters and are generally in short supply across all world markets. Monica Larner from Parker’s Wine Advocate says the 2017 Conterno’s “are supple, velvety and exuberant and evoke power and profound depth and shouldn’t be missed.”
Giacomo Conterno wines...“rightly considered by most observers as among the most profound wines in the world.” Antonio Galloni
In 1859 Giovanni Gaja began purchasing a series of superior vineyards in the Barbaresco zone of Piedmont that would soon produce what some critics call, "Italy's finest wine." Currently, GAJA's holdings total 250 acres of land in Piedmont, located in the Barbaresco and Barolo DOCGs, the majority of which is planted to the Nebbiolo grape. In the late 1960s, Angelo Gaja, Giovanni's great-grandson, took over the winery operations. Angelo’s daughters Gaia and Rossana now continue the family tradition of running the estate still producing world class wines!
Gaja is at once both one of the world’s wine icons and a controversial winery bucking “traditional wisdom” often being the trend setter rather than the follower!