Gaja Costa Russi Langhe-Barbaresco 2014, Piedmont, Italy
PRESS: Wine Enthusiast - 97 points. "Intense scents of cherry, star anise and iris float out of the glass. It’s firmly structured and loaded with finesse, offering crushed raspberry, Marasca cherry, cinnamon and star anise framed fine-grained tannins. Bright acidity lends balance and energy."
Wine Spectator, Robert Parker, James Suckling - 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 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.