Angelo Gaja is a big personality. He's tall and stately, with a big head like newscasters have. His deep voice carries across any room, and while many great winemakers radiate a great presence, Angelo's feels somehow solid. His personality is almost three-dimensional, it's so commanding.
Those who know and love Gaja's wines (and even those who don't) are probably unsurprised to learn that their maker stands larger than life. Gaja's Barbaresco trio, his Sperss and his Darmagi, his Chardonnay Gaia & Rey, and even his Brunellos make you sit up and take notice. None of these wines is reticent, and that's one of the many aspects that draws people to them. The only bad thing, in my opinion, about Gaja's wines is that at some point in the night the bottle runs dry. Today, I'm very pleased to present almost 60 Gaja wines in the best way to enjoy them--and in format that most befits the man who made them--in large format bottles. Gaja makes big, bold, beautiful wines, and these magnums and double magnums do him, his wines, and their power justice. You won't often find this many big bottles of Gaja all in one place; don't miss this selection!
Along with this group of Gaja magnums, I'm delighted to bring back two 2009 wines. One is an old-vine Pinot Noir from Patagonia that was made by my friend Piero Incisa della Rocchetta, the Sassicaia heir. The other is a single-vineyard Barbaresco from a small family-owned estate. Both of these wines are unique, delicious and hard to find. It's very gratifying to me to be able to bring them to you.