Gaja Langhe Nebbiolo Costa Russi
10 Ratings
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10 Ratings
Gaja Langhe Nebbiolo Costa Russi

Wine Details

Vineyard

Gaja

Varietal

Nebbiolo

Style

Red

Region

Italy

Wine Description

(From 2011 Vintage) Round, supple and succulent, the 2011 Costa Russi is laced with dark red cherry, plum, mocha, cloves and new leather. The classic Costa Russi personality comes through in a soft, gracious wine with tons of near and medium-term appeal. The Costa Russi captures an attractive middle ground between the ripe, pliant style of the year and the medium bodied grace of Nebbiolo.

Winemaker's Notes

"Dark ruby. The 1999 Costa Russi is a soft, supple effort for the vintage, with a deeply nuanced nose and a rich core of sweet dark fruit buffered by prominent minerality on the seamless, long palate. Although not especially complex, this Costa Russi exhibits an elegance and finesse in its understated expression, and it is undoubtedly a highly enjoyable wine. True to type, it is also the most accessible of the single-vineyard wines from Barbaresco. It should age gracefully until at least age 20."...

Vineyard

Gaja

Varietal

Nebbiolo

Style

Red

Region

Italy

"Dark ruby. The 1999 Costa Russi is a soft, supple effort for the vintage, with a deeply nuanced nose and a rich core of sweet dark fruit buffered by prominent minerality on the seamless, long palate. Although not especially complex, this Costa Russi exhibits an elegance and finesse in its understated expression, and it is undoubtedly a highly enjoyable wine. True to type, it is also the most accessible of the single-vineyard wines from Barbaresco. It should age gracefully until at least age 20."...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 149 on Oct-03
  • Antonio Galloni
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Piedmont Report in Issue 7, May 2006 Dark ruby. The 1999 Costa Russi is a soft, supple effort for the vintage, with a deeply nuanced nose and a rich core of sweet dark fruit buffered by prominent minerality on the seamless, long palate. Although not especially complex, this Costa Russi exhibits an elegance and finesse in its understated expression, and it is undoubtedly a highly enjoyable wine. True to type, it is also the most accessible of...