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Per Bottle: $729.99
Per case of 6: $4,379.94
 
Producer: GAJA Azienda Agricola
Vintage: 2015
Production Area: The Costa Russi vineyard is situated in the municipality of Barbaresco, at the foot of a hill where, a little above, sits Sorì Tildin. The land, facing south-west, consists of clayey-calcareous marls and covers a surface of 4.35 hectares, with an average altitude of 230 m above the sea level. The vines are 65 years old on average.
Type: Red Table Wine
Alcohol: 14.5%
Sugar:
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Description

2015 Vintage is available by the bottle at the LCBO in the Vintages section, or by the case through Stem Wine Group - call the office for more info.  416-548-8824.  This vintages has been awarded the following accolades:  93pts Robert Parker, 95pts Wine Spectator, 96pts Anthony Galloni, 97pts James Suckling.  The winter in 2015 has been mild, followed by a rainy spring, which has provided a good amount of water to the vineyards. May 2015 was marked by strong temperature variations, crucial for slowing down the blossoming. Indeed, the bud break has been on average with the previous year. Thanks to the appropriate agronomical techniques put in place (cover crops, no trimmings, shadowing of the bunches) the vines reacted well to the steady heating trend that took place between July and mid-August. The 2015 harvest will be remembered for the even ripening of the various plots and the consequent compactness of the picking period. The harvest has been completed in one day, September 29. The fermentations have been regular and steady, with an average length of fifteen days. The wines feature a gentle tannic structure, a wellbalanced acidity and alcohol, and a great mouth filling texture. 

Color

Grape Varieties

Grape %
Nebbiolo 100

Aroma

The 2015 Costa Russi nose is generous, floral and sweet with intense aromas of rose and violet, blood orange, red berries, licorice and turmeric.

Taste

The palate is fleshy, loaded with red and dark berry notes, such as mulberry, red currant, black cherry. The soft and round tannins balance the good acidity and lead to a wine a certain volume in the palate. Is the most inviting and generous of the three Gaja single vineyards.

Vinification

Fermentation and maceration for around three weeks.

Aging

Ageing in oak for 24 months.
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