VinoPeople No. 35: Gaia Gaja of Angelo Gaja, Piedmont

Gaia Gaja of Angelo Gaja inPiedmont

Gaia Gaja ©AnneinVino

Gaia Gaja ©AnneinVino

The best advice I ever got: My father told me: “Don’t be afraid to say no.”
My life motto: From Lampedusa’s Il Gattopardo: “For things to remain the same, everything must change.” (“Se vogliamo che tutto rimanga com’è bisogna che tutto cambi”)
I am currently reading: Trattato di Funambolismo by Philippe Petit
The most-played track on my iPod: Vecchio Frac by Domenico Modugno
A wine that surprised me recently: Our 2013 Nebbiolo that will come out next year
My favourite newspaper/magazine: La Repubblica
My desert-island wine: A magnum of Barbaresco
If I didn’t do my current job I would be: I’d do something agricultural – like beekeeper or vegetable gardener
I most admire in people: Tolerance, honesty and humility
I really detest: Arrogance and factiousness
The skill I don’t currently possess but would like to have: Ubiquity
I relax while: Biking in the hills and on a boat on the sea
I have learnt a lot from: My parents
My first taste of wine was: I clearly remember learning to read and write, but not tasting wine, so it must have been before that.
My last meal and sip will be: Fried eggs with white truffle and very mature Nebbiolo
What do you want to show most in your wine? Clarity, fleeting delicacy, commitment and dedication