*Attention Locker Members*This Tasting is free of charge, please reserve your seat to Adam@bvtexas.comWe are so excited to put on this Tasting with one of Italy's highest quality producers, Gaja, and we are honored to have the Brand Manager, Gian Domenico here to share these legendary wines with us!
Born and raised in Conegliano, Italy, Gian studied at theUniversity of Udine and earned his Bachelor Degree in Economics in 2013. He then moved to Venice at the University ofCa’Foscari and obtained his Master of Business Administration in InternationalFinance in 2015.
He started his professional career working with SouthernGlazer’s Wine and Spirits of New York as Italian Fine Wine Specialist, positionhe held for four years. In 2018 he movedto Lauber Imports as Italian Fine Wine Director. In 2019, he joined Ste Michelle Wine Estates,representing the Antinori Family in the state of New York for the first year,and in the entire Northeast for two years. In 2023, he joined Wilson Daniels, representing the Gaja Familynationally.
He holds the WSET Advanced Level 3 certificate and theItalian Wine Professional certificate.
We hope you are all available for this outstanding tasting opportunity and can't wait to see you there!
2021 Bisol Cartizze Prosecco Superiore, Valdobbiaddene
93 Points | James Suckling
Straw yellow, with a lively, persistent and fine perlage. On the nose, rose and white wisteria notes blend with the aroma of apples, pears and peaches, touching on the aromatic nuances of thyme, exotic fruit and pastry. The wine is rich, intense, full-bodied and evolving. A sip that surprises with every taste.
2022 Ca'Marcanda Vistamare, Tuscany
The fresh and herbaceous notes of Vermentino combine with the remarkable complexity and roundness of Viognier. Fiano adds a floral and balsamic note to the bouquet. The nose is generous with peach, apricot, sage, and marine notes, revealing a fresh, rounded, and lingering taste in the mouth.
2021 Ca'Marcanda Magari, Bolgheri
93 Points | Wine Spectator
Purplish red in color, the nose presents a wonderful mixture of black fruits such as plums and blackcurrants. Notes of black tea, and hints of aromatic herbs commonly found in the Mediterranean like rosemary and thyme, lead to a structured mouthfeel with tannins that are denser and more elegant reflecting the style of the vintage all culminating with a salinity representative of a classic Bolgheri style.
2021 Gaja Sito Moresco, Langhe
A beautiful violet color atypical of Nebbiolo but reflective of the 2021 vintage where fullness and richness are even present to the eye. The wine has bold notes of blackberry, cherry, blood orange, and bergamot with a touch of flintiness. Medium-structured with lots of juiciness and harmony on the palate all lead to well-balanced acidity and tannin structure with a long finish.
2018 Gaja Brunello di Montalcino, Montalcino
95 Points | Decanter
This classic Brunello displays a light ruby-red color typical of a cooler vintage. The nose is herbal as evidenced by the Mediterranean scrub notes of thyme and rosemary along with a hint of balsamic, which opens to red berry aromas of cherry and plum. There are hints of pine resin and sweet notes of vanilla bean. The palate shows a balance of acidity and fruit with sweet, enveloping tannins that will ripen over time. This wine drinks beautifully now but will reward those who chose to age it.
2019 Gaja 'Dagromis', Barolo
2019 Dagromis has a garnet color with violet highlights. On the nose, this wine showcases floral and fruity notes of violet, cherry, plum, sweet licorice, ginger, and marzipan. On the palate, delicate showing juicy, cherry-like mouthfeel leads to a savory, yet sweet entry with a subtle tannin structure all characteristics of the vintage. This is a classic Barolo with great aging potential.