If we were to name just one Barbaresco producer, it would of course be Angelo Gaja. In the family domain, he is actively supported by his wife Lucia, his daughters Gaia and Rossana and the famous and excellent oenologist Guido Rivella.
The grapes come from the plot named Costa Russi. "Costa" for the extremely steep hillside with a southern exposure and "Russi" the nickname of the previous owner. This estate was acquired in 1967.
Of all the different vineyards, Costa Russi often offers the most refined and delicate bouquet.
Additional tasting notes
Color : Dark ruby red
Nose : Subtle fruity notes with hints of vanilla and plum.
Mouth : Voluminous and dense tannic structure, concentrated fruit and a beautiful aromatic finish.
Alcohol level : 14%
Winemaking : Fermentation in temperature-controlled vats for 3 weeks, followed by 12 months in barrels, then 12 months in large oak barrels.
Food pairing : Dishes with white truffle, rabbit, venison
Aging potential : >15 years
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