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!
An aged Barolo is a true masterpiece of Italian winemaking, revealing a brick-red or garnet hue with a touch of orange at the rim, indicative of its maturity. The nose is a captivating bouquet of dried roses, violets, and evolving tertiary aromas like leather, tobacco, and truffle. Velvety and well-integrated tannins provide an elegant texture, complementing rich flavors of dried red fruits, figs, and subtle hints of orange peel. The palate showcases the wine's longevity, supported by balanced acidity and a persistent finish often described as "tar and roses." Aged Barolo epitomizes the pinnacle of Nebbiolo's potential, offering a harmonious blend of mature fruit, complex aromatics, and refined structure—a true reflection of its terroir and traditional winemaking. Perfectly paired with truffle-infused dishes, aged cheeses, hearty stews, or game meats, it promises an exceptional and memorable tasting experience.