Costa Russi - Gaja
- Winery : Gaja
- Vintage : 2015
- Origin : Piedmont
- Denomination : Barbaresco DOCG
- Grapes : 95% Nebbiolo, 5% Barbera
- Serving temperature : 18-20 ° C
- Alcohol volume: 15%
- Format : 0.75 L
- Moment to taste it : Important dinners
- Pairings : Red meat, game and aged cheeses.
- Blowup Rating : 10/10
Costa Russi di Gaja is an elegant and complex red wine, a Barbaresco of exceptional intensity. This still and dry red is produced with 95% Nebbiolo grapes and 5% Barbera on sale.
In the glass it shows a ruby red color with bright orange reflections. On the nose, the Costa Russi di Gaja has aromas of blackberries, violets and roasted, notes of coffee, currants, plums and mint chocolate. On the palate it is elegant and velvety, fresh and savory with mineral notes, it is also endowed with a long persistence. A balanced tannic structure leaves an extreme softness on the palate. It is excellent to combine with red meats and game, but also as an accompaniment to aged cheeses.
The grapes of the Costa Russi di Gaja are harvested by hand and come from vines over 65 years old. Its fermentation takes place in steel vats and subsequently the wine is aged for 12 months in barrique and finally matures for 12 months in large barrels.