This superb Chardonnay is one of the largest whites in Italy, able to evolve into a bottle for more than 10 years. For Robert Parker, this wine is "closer to a Grand Cru of Chassagne-Montrachet" in Burgundy than the great Italian whites, such is its class and sophistication. The name is a tribute to Gaia, daughter of Angelo Gaja, and his grandmother, Clothilde Rey. Powerful, elegant and very refined, it is matured in new and second use barrels, being complex and full bodied, without losing the exuberance of the fruit. Over the years it is even more elegant with sophisticated notes of honey and an almond-shaped touch.