Angelo Gaja is a Piedmont icon—and iconoclast—and his Sito Moresco is a calling card for his legendary estate. A Super-Piedmontese blend that combines Nebbiolo and Barbera with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, it’s a perfect example of how Gaja’s outside-the-box thinking delivers prodigious quality. With rose and spice aromatics matched to a rich palate, it’s a wine that could only be made in this particular corner of northwest Italy—and it’s Gaja through and through.
The glass reflects an attractive ruby core with a dusty rim. The aromas explode with layers of red roses, plum, and spice, plus cassis and graphite on a bed of tobacco. The mouthfeel is muscular and even-layered, with fruit, herbs, a juicy core, and stern tannins that lead to a long finish. Drink now–2035.