Gaja DAGROMIS Barolo 2016
The wine is named for the Gromis family, which owned the prized vineyard in the commune of La Morra throughout the 19th century. The Gaja family now owns this vineyard and, together with an outstanding Gaja-owned vineyard in Serralunga, it provides the grapes for this wine. The soil of both vineyards is primarily calcareous clay and marl; altitudes range from 985 to 1475 feet above sea level; exposures are south-east and south-west.
2016 is among the best vintages of this century with all the potential to be a must-have for Barolo lovers.
The initial aromatics flow across the palate with freshness and harmonious complexity, revealing juicy red orange and red grapefruit. The classic licorice and mineral austerity is buttressed by oak and noticeable tannins, which soften as the wine opens up in the glass, becoming quite elegant. Well balanced now, the complexity of this vintage of DaGromis promises long aging potential.