Item No. 0076001503516

GAJA Costa Russi 2016

GAJA Costa Russi 2016

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Varietal
Nebbiolo
Region
Italy
Alcohol
14%

Overview

The word Costa  indicates the side of the hill, while  Russi was the nickname of the previous estate owner, who oversaw the vineyard management of this historic and privileged growing site. This 10-acre vineyard which lies in the township of Barbaresco was purchased in the winery's 1967 expansion of its vineyard holdings. GAJA's Costa Russi is known for the elegance and uniqueness of its aromatic character and like its single-vineyard counterparts, will age gracefully for 40 years of more in outstanding vintages. 2016 is among the best vintages of this century, with all the potential to be a must-have for Barbaresco lovers.

Aging

Aged in oak for 24 months.

Fermentation

Fermentation and maceration for around three weeks

Tasting Notes

Style

Fruit Forward, Structured, Vibrant

Flavor

Blackberry, Cherry, Plum

Aroma

Beautifully elegant aroma's of violets, red fruits, citrusy notes and spicy plum rise from the glass.

Taste

The wine has a very clear fruit expression, opening on the palate with red orange, plum and a hint of licorice. The balance between aroma and flavor is striking.