Gaja Costa Russi Langhe Barbaresco 2011

Nebbiolo 100%

Description

Barbaresco ‘Costa Russi’ is an emblematic label from Angelo Gaja, an interpretation of an exclusive terroir according to a deeply personal and absolutely original vision, entering the appellation only from the 2013 vintage. The winery, which boldly challenged a production system rooted in the historic Langhe tradition, presents here a pure Nebbiolo composed of power and evolution, one of those wines to indulge in once in a lifetime. ‘Costa Russi’ originates from the homonymous plot that Angelo Gaja impeccably cultivates within one of the prestigious Additional Geographical Mentions that extend over the territory of the municipality of Barbaresco. The Roncagliette cru is vast and complex, of rare and difficult interpretation, yet absolutely esteemed and vocated, located south of the village and on the border with the Tanaro Valley. The western slope, i.e., the side of the hill that descends towards the river, with a south exposure and an average altitude of 230 meters above sea level, takes its name from the old landowner, known as ‘il Russi’: an area of just under 4 and a half hectares characterized by the gray-blue marls of Sant’Agata Fossili, a homogeneous sandy formation up to 400 meters deep and derived from the uplift of the ancient seabed between 8 and 12 million years ago. The vines, which have reached the venerable age of 65 years, are hand-harvested, and the clusters are selected already during the harvesting phase. The vinification stages involve a patient interaction with oak: after maturing for 12 months in barriques, Nebbiolo matures for an additional 12 months in large barrels.

Additional information

Weight 1,5 kg
Bottle size

750ml

 320,00

In stock

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