Conteisa

Gaja

Pronunciation
kohn-TAY-sah
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Gaja
Region
Piemonte
Oenologist
Guido Rivella and Angelo Gaja

Overview

The Gaja winery was founded by Giovanni Gaja in 1859 and has been owned and operated by four generations of the Gaja family. It is in the town of Barbaresco which lies just northeast of Alba. Giovanni Gaja was the great-grandfather of Angelo Gaja, the winery’s current owner. The term "conteisa" is the Piedmontese word for "quarrel" and refers to the historic dispute between the communes of La Morra and Barolo for possession of the Cerequio land. This dispute was settled by written agreement in 1216.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
92% Nebbiolo, 8% Barbera
Vinification
Fermentation with skins in stainless steel. One week at 82ºF, then two weeks at 64ºF.
Aging
12 months in barriques followed by 12 months in large oak casks.
Alcohol
14%
| Appearance
Garnet.
| Aroma
Expressive floral nose with notes of red berries, plums, licorice and spices.
| Taste
?The Nebbiolo in Conteisa reflects the essence of the Cerequio terroir: sumptuous texture and a very refined character with perfectly integrated tanni
| Serving Suggestions
Great wine served with game meats, roasts and prime rib.

Conteisa

Suggested Retail:
$327.00
CSPC#:
706121
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

Robert Parker - 94 points

2004 Langhe Conteisa is especially dark toned and rich in this vintage. Made in an uncharacteristically weighty, opulent style for this wine, it reveals plenty of ripe dark fruit, spices, new leather, licorice and tar. With air it turns more feminine and delicate, yet it remains a gorgeous, sumptuous wine of outstanding pedigree.