Gaja

Sperss Langhe Nebbiolo

9.4378 ratings
9.483 pro ratings
Langhe, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Quite austere and dense. Edges of tobacco, oak and dark fruit. On the palate masculine and deep. Really deep and fantastic but young

Quite austere and dense. Edges of tobacco, oak and dark fruit. On the palate masculine and deep. Really deep and fantastic but young

Sep 27th, 2019
Greg Gregory

Excellent.

Excellent.

Jan 28th, 2019
Tor Kenward

Time, vineyard and winemaking come together beautifully enjoy now and for another solid decade plus

Time, vineyard and winemaking come together beautifully enjoy now and for another solid decade plus

Jan 5th, 2019
Ceccherini Cristiano

Very good, long finish
Still not so focused yet(I hope yet), but truly it everything to become a great wine in 5 to 10 years
Needs food now🧐

Very good, long finish
Still not so focused yet(I hope yet), but truly it everything to become a great wine in 5 to 10 years
Needs food now🧐

Dec 14th, 2018
Mark Oldman

1989 #Gaja Barolo "Sperss," che bello! - as pleasurable as a velvety pillow πŸ›, its soft tannins caressing every care from your tired bones. Gorgeous plummy, blackcurranty fruit mingles with notes of licorice and earth, and the finish keeps stroking the palate in all the right ways. "Sperss" is a Piedmontese dialectal term that translates to "nostalgia," but for us it might as well mean "get me a plate of buttery tajarin with white truffles" . Speaking of #truffles πŸ₯”, the holy season is starting in the holy land of Piedmont 🏞 - somebody get Alitalia ✈️ on the line!

1989 #Gaja Barolo "Sperss," che bello! - as pleasurable as a velvety pillow πŸ›, its soft tannins caressing every care from your tired bones. Gorgeous plummy, blackcurranty fruit mingles with notes of licorice and earth, and the finish keeps stroking the palate in all the right ways. "Sperss" is a Piedmontese dialectal term that translates to "nostalgia," but for us it might as well mean "get me a plate of buttery tajarin with white truffles" . Speaking of #truffles πŸ₯”, the holy season is starting in the holy land of Piedmont 🏞 - somebody get Alitalia ✈️ on the line!

Oct 16th, 2018
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.5

Superb nose, palate and finish. Still young. Wonderful sous bois and great complexity

Superb nose, palate and finish. Still young. Wonderful sous bois and great complexity

Oct 9th, 2017
Karina Welch

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

Oct 3rd, 2017
Aaron Means

My favorite out of the lineup. Showing amazing fruit but with the toughest structure of all Gaja's wines. This has longevity. Huge presence and length on the palate already. Drank w/ Gaia Gaja at Four Seasons Hotel, Austin.

My favorite out of the lineup. Showing amazing fruit but with the toughest structure of all Gaja's wines. This has longevity. Huge presence and length on the palate already. Drank w/ Gaia Gaja at Four Seasons Hotel, Austin.

Aug 13th, 2017
Andrew Tow

Founder The Withers Winery

9.5

Still planing up. Beautiful

Still planing up. Beautiful

Jul 13th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.5

This is a little past our 4 year anniversary of our visit there. Now, even if you are a professional, to visit, you need to make a $200 per person donation to their charity to visit.

Tonight, our pizza wine. One might want a more special occasion! For us, it’s an Italian Anniversary and close to the end of our outdoor season. So, it is a celebration! This is the last weekend of 80 plus degree daytime weather. We have 3-4 weeks before it starts raining.

The nose reveals, candied, ruby, stewed fruits of; blackberries, dark, sweet & sour, dark cherries, slightly roasted strawberries, dark currants & dark raisins. Limestone minerals, dark, rich, turned, black earth, dry crushed rocks, soft, sweet tarriness, some black licorice, leather, soft woodiness, chewy, salted, caramel, mocha, vanilla, dry brush with candied, floral, red, purple and blue florals.

The body is; full, ruby, ripe & juicy. The tension & structure are firm the length & balance are nearing its peak. Candied, ruby, stewed fruits of; blackberries, dark, sweet & sour, dark cherries, slightly roasted strawberries, dar currants, dates & dark raisins. Sucking on limestone minerals, sandstone, anise, dark, rich, turned, black earth, dry crushed rocks, soft, sweet dark, tarriness, some black licorice, leather, soft woodiness, chewy, salted, caramel, mocha, vanilla, dry brush with candied, floral, red, purple and blue florals. The acidity is round and near perfect. The long, ruby, slightly, tarry, ruby, rich, well balanced finish persists endlessly.

The 01 still has another 15-20 years plus of good drinking ahead.

Photos of; pizza night in the D&S Lounge.

This is a little past our 4 year anniversary of our visit there. Now, even if you are a professional, to visit, you need to make a $200 per person donation to their charity to visit.

Tonight, our pizza wine. One might want a more special occasion! For us, it’s an Italian Anniversary and close to the end of our outdoor season. So, it is a celebration! This is the last weekend of 80 plus degree daytime weather. We have 3-4 weeks before it starts raining.

The nose reveals, candied, ruby, stewed fruits of; blackberries, dark, sweet & sour, dark cherries, slightly roasted strawberries, dark currants & dark raisins. Limestone minerals, dark, rich, turned, black earth, dry crushed rocks, soft, sweet tarriness, some black licorice, leather, soft woodiness, chewy, salted, caramel, mocha, vanilla, dry brush with candied, floral, red, purple and blue florals.

The body is; full, ruby, ripe & juicy. The tension & structure are firm the length & balance are nearing its peak. Candied, ruby, stewed fruits of; blackberries, dark, sweet & sour, dark cherries, slightly roasted strawberries, dar currants, dates & dark raisins. Sucking on limestone minerals, sandstone, anise, dark, rich, turned, black earth, dry crushed rocks, soft, sweet dark, tarriness, some black licorice, leather, soft woodiness, chewy, salted, caramel, mocha, vanilla, dry brush with candied, floral, red, purple and blue florals. The acidity is round and near perfect. The long, ruby, slightly, tarry, ruby, rich, well balanced finish persists endlessly.

The 01 still has another 15-20 years plus of good drinking ahead.

Photos of; pizza night in the D&S Lounge.

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