The 2013 Gaia & Rey is another step towards a more restrained style, partly because of the cool vintage and a move towards general brightness in the wines. Lemon peel, white pepper, pear and white peach notes abound in a beautifully layered, vibrant Chardonnay from Gaja. Over the last few months the 2013 has begun to open up nicely. The main vineyard for the Chardonnay is a historic plot in Treiso that is now augmented by a steeper site in Serralunga.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025