What a red wine! This is an all-time favorite. The Gaja Sito Moresco is a great value for the quality of the wine in the bottle. And while that’s attributable to the high quality wines that Gaja turns out, it’s also due to a great heritage in the heart of Piemonte. The wine is a phenomenal combination of Nebbiolo, Cabernet and Merlot, sourced from grapes in Barbaresco, Treiso and Serralunga d’Alba.
The name of the wine means “the Moresco site” which is a former 25 acre farm in Barbaresco, who’s one time owner was Giovanni Moresco. Today, the vineyard is owned by the Gaja family.
Tasting Notes: From Gaja’s importer, Terlato Wines:
“In this balanced blend, the powerful tannic structure of the Nebbiolo is balanced by the supple roundness of the Merlot and the elegance of the Cabernet Sauvignon. A fruity, elegant taste; good balance in the mouth and a fresh fruity finish with very fine, silky tannins. Ideal to drink young but matures well for at least 5-7 years.”
Origin: Langhe, D.O.C Piemonte, Italy
Blend is: 35% Nebbiolo – 35% Merlot – 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aged: 18 months in barrels, followed by a a minimum of 6 months in the bottle
Drinks best: 5-7 years post vintage
Price: $50 or a bit more.
Because of small production, Sito Moresco can be a bit difficult to find. You can order from our favorite wine shops, Vinopolis, Sherry Lehmann or MacArthur Beverages or search Wine-Searcher.
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Last modified: April 18, 2014