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  • Country ranking ?

    310
  • Producer ranking ?

    92
  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    now to 2040
  • Food Pairing

    Gorgonzola Chicken Breast with Rainbow Chard

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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 ...

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Wine Information

Hillside Wines
Harvesting of the three individual vineyards usually begins with Sori Tildin. Angelo bought the parcel in 1967 and named it after his grandmother, Clotilde Rey. The south-facing, sunny hill, sori in Italian, is always washed over by a light breeze. It is the highest of all the vineyards and, thanks to its location and inward-turned hill formation, it offers a very warm microclimate for the grapes.
The eponymous wine has refin...

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Full

ending

Long

flavors

Cherry, Smoky and Earthy

nose

Intense

recommend

Yes

taste

Medium-bodied, Harmonious, Rich and Elegant

Written Notes

Intense, ruby colour. Ripe black fruit nose with cherries, almonds, earhtiness, touch of smoke. Dry, silky texture with mellow acidity, broad mouthfeel and smooth tannins. Moderately long elegant finish with cherries and restrained fruitiness. Mineral and salty finish. Decant 3 hours and serve at 17C with Sauteed Duck brest and roasted, thyme-flavoured beet root salad. At its peak in 2020-2025.
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Origin

Piedmont, Barbaresco

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

Glass time

2h

Drinking temperature

16

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