Gaja Barolo Conteisa 750ml
Professional ReviewRobert Parker: 96 Points
The Gaja 2018 Barolo Conteisa shows very nicely, with ripe aromas of plum, strawberry, grilled herb and chamomile flower. Give the wine time and it shows more herbal sensations and even a blast of mint that is characteristic of Cerequio, where the grapes are harvested. This wine was first labeled Barolo in 2013, and before that it was a Langhe red. The Gaja family has five hectares in this cru, and Gaia Gaja describes the lovely perfumes given off by wild mint that rubs off on your legs when you walk through the vineyard rows. This site has compact clay soils that are prone to erosion during heavy rains. These conditions give natural concentration and firmness to the wine, although compared to other years, this wine is perhaps less structured.Decanter: 95 Points
The grapes for Gaja's Conteisa all come from Cerequio. 'Just 5,000 bottles this year, while in the best vintages we could reach 10,000,' said Gaia Gaja. The nose is highlighted by kirsch, dried cherry and earthy tones with subtle mint and peony. Cherry and strawberry dominate the fruit-driven palate, with a touch of coffee. The wine is full, with ripe tannins of great quality and moderate acidity.James Suckling: 96 Points
The fresh and just ripe strawberry aromas really come through here, together with some licorice and floral highlights. Medium to full body with fine, focused tannins that are vertical and bring your palate down through the wine. A solid and beautiful wine for the vintage. Try after 2025.