Angelo Gaja, Conteisa 2004
The term "conteisa" is the Piedmontese word for "quarrel" and refers to the historic dispute between the communes of La Morra and Barolo for possession of the Cerequio land.
Expressive floral nose with notes of red berries, plums, licorice and spices. The Nebbiolo in Conteisa reflects the essence of the Cerequio terroir: sumptuous texture and a very refined character with perfectly integrated tannins.
The Wine Advocate - "The 2004 Langhe Conteisa, from vineyards in La Morra, is especially dark-toned and rich in this vintage. Made in an uncharacteristically weighty, opulent style for this wine, it reveals plenty of ripe dark fruit, spices, new leather, licorice and tar. With air it gradually turns more feminine and delicate, yet it remains a gorgeous, sumptuous wine of outstanding pedigree. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2022."
Wine & Spirits - "Conteisa, Angelo Gaja's blend of nebbiolo (92 percent) and barbera from Cerequio (a hillside between Barola and La Morra), is a powerful, modern wine in 2004. The tannins are firm and youtfully gripping, with plenty of anise-scented fruit to fill them out. The overall impression is clean, while the length of flavor suggests the wine has many years of development ahead."