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Gaja Sito Moresco

Gaja Sito Moresco

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.  

Last modified: April 18, 2014