Above: Each one of the Gaja wineries is also home to an art collection. I snapped the above image in the foyer of the Piedmont cellar the last time I tasted there.
The following post recently came to my attention: Angelo Gaja’s vintage notes 1958-2011, anecdotes, insights, and reflections (many in hindsight).
I can’t conceal that I found it to be a fascinating document and I wanted to share it here.
I read these with a lot of interest. Thanks for the link, Jeremy.
I was impressed by his candor and the way he sees that media and marketing have influenced our perceptions of different historic vintages.
Jeremy, Levi, and Do,
Thank you all.
Signore Gaja’s notes present informative testimony from an authoritative source. So many interesting points of contrast are raised in them. I loved 70 and 71 best. It seems 64 is the real benchmark. I never had the chance to know one that was aged less than 50 years but have been fortunate enough to know more than a dozen in the last 8 years.
What authoritative notes can be found of the vintages before 1958? There is information out there, but is there anything like Gaja’s notes from anyone similarly close to the vine?
So fascinating. Love his comments on ’97 vs. ’98.