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Barolo Conteisa, Gaja 2017

Label
RegionItaly
SubregionBarolo
ColourRed
TypeStill

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Italy2017Barolo Conteisa, Gaja NewBT2 \ 6302,350.001296 AG30261.11110496.0096.00Barolo Conteisa, Gaja0.7510
Italy2017Barolo Conteisa, Gaja New

Individual OWC

MG1 \ 062,610.00696 AG629096.0096.00Barolo Conteisa, Gaja1.510
Italy2017Barolo Conteisa, GajaDM11920.00bt96 AG1306.6666666666796.0096.00Barolo Conteisa, Gaja310
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Tasting Notes

The 2017 Barolo Conteisa is rich, ample and inviting. Sweet pipe tobacco, cedar and dried flowers lend captivating aromatic presence to the Gaja family's La Morra Barolo. Even so, the 2017 is quite closed today, which is rather unusual for a wine that is typically far more open in the early going. That's probably a good sign for the future, though. Time in the glass brings out the classic Conteisa red-toned fruit profile. More than anything else, I am so impressed with how the 2017 gets better and better with air. This is a terrific showing. Sadly, production is down by about 50% because of severe selection. 2025-2042

96
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, October 2021

“Fabulous aromas of ripe strawberry and raspberry with hazelnut and citrus follow through to a medium to full body with ultra-fine tannins and a racy and refined finish. It’s so fresh for the vintage and goes on for minutes. A classy and great wine.”

97
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, August 2011

The Gaja 2017 Barolo Conteisa opes to an immediate sense of dimension and textural width that distinguishes this hot growing season. In this case, that additional volume and power are expertly contained and refined in this wine with fruit from the Cerequio vineyard of Barolo. Cerequio saw hail damage in 2016 and was more fortunate this year; however, the site generally remains quite protected from extreme weather conditions (compared to its adjacent vineyards). This wine excels most noticeably in terms of mouthfeel. The finish is silky and long and those more astringent 2017 tannins are gracefully absent here.

95+
Monica Larner, RobertParker.com, June 2021

“Predominantly from within the cru of Cerequio on the border between Barolo and La Morra, Conteisa has been produced since 1996. The 2017 Barolo Conteisa has ripe aromas of red cherry, cinnamon, and licorice. The palate is forward and gushing with raspberry leather, iron-rich earth, and tobacco leaf.”

98
Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, May 2021
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