Moorish site - Gaja
- Winery: Gaja
- Vintage : 2018
- Origin : Piedmont
- Denomination: Langhe DOC
- Grapes: Nebbiolo 85%, Barbera 10%, Merlot 5%
- Serving temperature : 18-20 ° C
- Alcohol volume : 14%
- Format : 0.75 L
- Moment to taste it: Dinners
- Pairings: Red meat, game and aged cheeses
- Blowup Rating : 7/10
The Sito Moresco of the Gaja winery is an intense and complex red wine produced in Barbaresco, in the province of Cuneo, in Piedmont. This wine is produced with 85% Nebbiolo, 10% Barbera and 5% Merlot grapes.
The Gaja Moorish Site is presented in the glass with a beautiful bright ruby red color. The nose has intense aromas of ripe red fruit and berries, such as cherry, black cherry, black currant and raspberry, furthermore we find floral notes of rose and other dried flowers with herbaceous and slightly spicy hints of pepper in the background . In the mouth it is soft, rich, deep and structured, it is finally characterized by a freshness that makes it pleasant to the sip and by a silky and subtle tannic texture.
The grapes are carefully selected and harvested by hand when they are perfectly ripe. The bunches are delicately de-stemmed and pressed. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature, with frequent pumping over and maceration on the skins for a few weeks. After that, the wine is drawn off with the pressing of the skins. Finally the wine remains in refinement for at least 12 months in stainless steel containers and then it is bottled and continued its aging in the bottle for a few months.