- Guido Rivella and Angelo Gaja
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.
- Grape Variety
- 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc
- With the skins in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures of 78-85ºF for 10-15 days.
- 6 to 8 months in barriques, then 12 months in large oak casks.
- | 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.
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