Gaja Costa Russi Langhe-Barbaresco 2011, Piedmont, Italy
PRESS: Robert Parker - 94 points. "The 2011 Costa Russi delivers youthfulness and brightness with bold cherry fruit flavors, cassis, spice and mild cola. The wine excels in in the mouth where it shows a great degree of roundness and suppleness. Costa Russi is Nebbiolo with a tiny addition of Barbera."
Vinous - 94 points.
Country Hierarchy: Piedmont, Italy
Grape/Blend: 95% Nebbiolo, 5% Barbera
Wine Style: Red - Savory and Classic
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
The Gaja Costa Russi 2011 displays dark ruby, almost purple color accompanied by a captivating and refined nose with well-integrated aromas of blackberries, violets and roasted coffee beans. Elegance and crystal purity characterize this extremely complex and densely woven wine with an aging potential of decades.