Very rare, from the region's beginnings as a serious red wine appellation. For the most part, Barbaresco was pretty much living in near total obscurity until the 1960s, when Giovanni Gaja (Angelo's father) began proving what could come of these vineyards. In the '70s, his son Angelo introduced single-vineyard offerings, and the rest is Italian wine history!
This another masterpiece from King Angelo. Very good general conditions as visible in photos: level and color are great! Many-sided bouquet is initially whispered before exploding with scents of underbrush and ripe porcino mushroom and even some truffle. The notes of tobacco are as always present as are those of cacao and spice. The mouthfeel is formidable with a gushing acidity and a spellbinding silkiness.