Angelo Gaja's father bought grapes for his Barolo from this Serralunga vineyard until 1961 when the Gaja family decided to produce wines only from estate-owned vineyards. It was with great pride and a bit of emotion that Gaja resumed producing Barolo when they acquired this vineyard in 1988. Reflecting the decades-long wait, the wine was named Sperss, Piedmontese for "nostalgia."
|Wine Advocate, 96 Points:
The 2010 Sperss delivers a broad approach to the bouquet with bold flavors of red fruit, spice and milk chocolate that caress the palate. The wine sports a broad frame with beautiful fruit filling at its core. The tannins in Sperss are very firm and structured and this wine won’t be ready for five to ten more years. Drink: 2018-2040.
|The Gaja family acquired the 30-acre Sperss vineyard in 1988. The vineyard is located in the Marenca-Rivette area in the commune of Serralunga in the Barolo production zone. The word sperss is the Piedmontese term for "nostalgia." It refers this particular vineyard site from which they had purchased grapes until 1961 when they stopped purchasing grapes and began producing wines exclusively from their own vineyards.