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The Story

Costa means slope in Italian and is often used in the names of vineyard designated wines. In wine-growing parlance, it denotes the side of a hill that faces the sun. Russiwas 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 refinement of its aromatic character and likes its single-vineyard counterparts, will age gracefully for 40 years of more in outstanding vintages.

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Tasting note

color

Full

ending

Short

flavors

Vanilla

nose

Intense

recommend

Yes

taste

Complex, Medium-bodied, Firm and Vigor

Written Notes

Dark, ruby colour. Complex and intense nose with perfumy aromas combined with chocolate and vanilla nuances. Medium-bodied palate shows vivid acidity and firm powerful tannic structure. The fruitiness is overpowered by tannins and acidity resulting astringent and moderately short finish. The wine is in a closed stage and needs at least three to five years time to open.
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Origin

Barolo, Barbaresco

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 Alberto Antonini, Pro (Italy)  tasted  Costa Russi 1996  ( Angelo Gaja )

"Dark, ruby colour. Complex and intense nose with perfumy aromas combined with chocolate and vanilla nuances. Medium-bodied palate shows vivid acidity and firm powerful tannic structure. The fruitiness is overpowered by tannins and acidity resulting astringent and moderately short finish. The wine is in a closed stage and needs at least three to five years time to open.
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