2016 Barbaresco Costa Russi Angelo Gaja

Colour
Red
Producer
Angelo Gaja
Region
Piedmont, Italy
Grape
Nebbiolo
Drinking
2024-2040
Case Size
6x75cl
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2016 Barbaresco Costa Russi Angelo Gaja
Colour
Red
Producer
Angelo Gaja
Region
Piedmont, Italy
Grape
Nebbiolo
Drinking
2024-2040
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Now

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£2,195.00 (Ex. VAT)

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(10+ in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Wine Advocate, August 2019, Score: 96+

The 2016 Barbaresco Costa Russi is a very botanical wine in terms of its aromas, with lovely perfumes of rose, elderflower, sambuco and anise seed, along with a touch of glycerine. It then follows up with some sweetness that feels very embracing in this wine. This is the more ephemeral, delicate and floral member of the extended Barbaresco family from Gaja, with a crunchy tannic bite, but nothing too severe. There is a really good vitality and energy to this very expressive wine. Costa Russi remains the smallest of Gaja's single-vineyard wines, and Gaia Gaja warns that there will be considerably less of it starting with the 2017 vintage. Production for this wine had always varied greatly to begin with, due in part to the fragile nature of the 80-year-old vines, but about half of those were removed and replanted. It will be a while before the new vines are old enough to go online. So, with some 10,000 bottles made in 2016 and 6,000 bottles in 2015, we can count on those numbers to be split by half over the next three to four years, for sure. Drink Date 2023 – 2045

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Region

Piedmont, Italy

Piedmont is located in the north western corner of Italy. Though several grape varieties are prominent such as Dolcetto, Barbera and Moscato, it is Nebbiolo that reigns supreme. It produces wines that are not particularly deep in colour, yet they are perfumed, powerful and can age for many years. Due to the ethereal nature of the Nebbiolo grape and the numerous single vineyard wines, many compare top examples to grand cru Burgundies of the Côte de Nuits.Mountainous, its vineyards are cut into the hillsides forming terraces reminiscent of the Mosel Valley in Germany and the northern Rhone Valley in France. The two most notable appellations are Barolo and Barbaresco.

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