Not a wine we commonly think about when Gaja comes to mind, the Dagromis is a bit of an insider selection from this famed address. Most noted for their incredible Barbaresco and as one of the biggest influences in Piedmont that strived to push the quality to the world stage, Gaja started making Barolo a little later acquired a few vineyards along the way, which are fantastic. Gaja is considered one of the most influential winemakers in Piedmont, and across the board, they make some of the finest wines in the region. Dagromis is sourced from two vineyards in the great commune of La Morra and Serralunga, prized sites named after the original family that owned the vineyard, the Gromis family acquired by Gaja in 1995. The vineyard sourced from Serralunga is adjacent to the Sperss vineyard and La Morra, adjacent to the Conteisa vineyard, which puts them both in prime territory. This wine is one of the friendlier priced selections from Gaja but still shows the family's steadfast commitment to quality. It is a rare find here in the US with very little imported, and 2016 is the most incredible rendition they have produced. Dagromis is an outstanding, classic Barolo from one of the region's favorites, showing excellent red fruits, wild herbs, spices, floral perfume, savory notes, and soil tones. It offers beautiful freshness on the palate and with lovely balance, complexity, and length. The 2016 Dagromis is an exceptional wine, and if you are a fan of Gaja or have been hesitant about the price on some of their other bottlings, this is a great choice and still delivers the whole Gaja experience.