Darmagi DOC

Gaja

Pronunciation
dar-MAH-jee
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Gaja
Region
Piemonte
Oenologist
Guido Rivella and Angelo Gaja

Overview

As a pioneer of innovative techniques and classic French varietals in the Piedmont, the tradition-bound local farmers sometimes thought Angelo Gaja was sadly misguided. Darmagi is Piedmontese for what a pity, a comment Angelo Gaja's father, Giovanni, once uttered when he passed the vineyard as it was being converted from indigenous grape varieties to Cabernet Sauvignon in 1978. Undeterred, Angelo persisted-and changed the face of Italian winemaking.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Vinification
With the skins in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures of 78-85ºF for 10-15 days.
Aging
6 to 8 months in barriques, then 12 months in large oak casks.
Alcohol
14.5%
| Appearance
Intense, deep red, almost black.
| Aroma
Opulent layers of concentrated fruit.
| Taste
Excellent fruit with strong cassis flavors and impressive power on the palate carry through to the long finish with persistent soft tannins.
| Serving Suggestions
Steaks and grilled Red Meats, Wild Game, Roasted Pork, Prime Rib.

Darmagi DOC

Suggested Retail:
$275.00
CSPC#:
716646
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6