Here’s what I found out. The family-owned estate built an absolute all-star cast. First, with the help of well-known agronomist Daniel Schuster, they carefully selected their plants directly from Bordeaux. But then they brought in the high-flying winemaker Tibor Gal – former head winemaker at Ornellaia – to guide the Super Tuscan winemaking process.
This ‘lesser known’ Tuscan winegrower – Aia Vecchia – isn’t staying that way for long. The Wine Advocate already knows: “Aia Vecchia is one of the more under the radar producers in Bolgheri, but the wines rarely fail to deliver the goods.” they said.
The 2018 Aia Vecchia Lagone Bolgheri is an absolute stunner. And I’m calling early again this year – this will likely be my bargain of the year in Tuscany.
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91 Points, Antonio Galloini -Vinous
The 2018 Lagone is a gorgeous wine from this estate in its twentieth vintage. Ripe dark cherry, plum, mocha, spice and licorice all meld together in the glass. The 2018 is succulent and racy, with terrific freshness and tons of style. Lagone is not as flamboyant as it was in the early days, but it still offers tons of immediacy and appeal.