The Sperss presents itself with the strict Nebbiolo character typical of Serralunga: powerful, masculine structure and lots of ripe tannin. The bouquet has a dark, very precise fruit with classic hints of cherry, liquorice and light tar notes.
The grapes from the single vineyard Sperss in Serralunga undergo a classic maceration for 3 weeks. Afterwards, the wine is aged for 12 months in barriques and for 18 months in large oak barrels.
Angelo Gaja was born in Alba in 1940 and today runs the family business in the fourth generation. He is one of the most important wine producers worldwide and is known for his elegant and opulent wines. He was a pioneer in Piedmont for the vinification of single vineyard sites and the subsequent ageing of the wines in barriques. Already more than 20 times he succeeded in achieving the famous "tre bicchieri" awards of Gambero Rosso.
His pomace is exclusively processed by the local Distilleria del Barbaresco into fine grappa.