Gaja is a big name.
In fact, Gaja has been given many names:
"The King of Barbaresco"
"Italy's Most Powerful Figure"
Gaja is both the name of a wine estate, and the family who are still managing it, now by the fifth generation. Gaja has a special affinity with the Barbaresco location because that is where it all started. Giovanni Gaja's foresight had him purchased a series of superior vineyard sites in Barbaresco. His son, Angelo Gaja, continued to impact the Italian wine industry by introducing many winemaking techniques that made Gaja's wine a phenomenal stand-out. It remains a benchmark winery today.
Gaja is a big-time, all-time, favourite.