Gaja - Costa Russi - Barbaresco

94 points - The Wine Advocate
95 points - The Wine Advocate
98 points - The Wine Advocate
Gaja - Costa Russi - Barbaresco - 2014 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Gaja - Costa Russi - Barbaresco

94 points - The Wine Advocate
95 points - The Wine Advocate
98 points - The Wine Advocate
Vintage
Size
Regular price €630.00
/
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.
The 2014 Barbaresco Costa Russi is a beautiful wine that delivers profound colour saturation with deep ruby highlights and blackish intensity. I would describe the nose as being more horizontal rather than vertical if that makes sense. In other words, the bouquet makes its approach with wide intensity and large-scale aromas of black fruit, spice, tar, leather, and liquorice. It offers fewer of the sudden high notes or moments of sharpness that you get in 2013. Despite the common perception that this was a very cool vintage, the fruit here actually tastes riper and rounder than you might expect. That's because the vintage heat all came toward the end of the growing season, and the Gaja family left fruit on the vines to the end. In the mouth, the wine shows depth and finesse with some stubborn firmness at this young stage. It needs to flesh out further with more bottle ageing.
The word Costa indicates the side of a hill, while Russi was the nickname of the sharecropper who worked in the vineyard. Costa Russi has a particularly fascinating and intriguing bouquet. Elegant and smooth from its early age, it is a full-bodied wine, with a great tannin structure and length and high ageing potential. "The 2013 Barbaresco Costa Russi is a celebration of vineyard site. In the past, this wine was blended with 5% Barbera, but this is no longer the case starting now. For the first time in recent memory, we are tasting a pure expression of Nebbiolo as harvested from the rows of vines in the Costa Russi cru, located directly below Sorì Tildìn at the base of the Barbaresco village. The vines are over 65-years-old and are planted in limestone clay and marl soils. Costa Russi is known for delicate, light-bodied wines that exhibit floral aromas of rose hip and lavender, as well as darker fruit tones at the back. Those qualities are beautifully evident in this vintage. The mouthfeel is characterised by a firm sense of tannic structure that is common to all of Gaja's new releases in the 2013 vintage." - Monica Lancer
Sparkling, medium density ruby garnet. Barbaresco Costa Russi with a fruity and spicy bouquet and a well-integrated wood note. On the palate very powerful, excellently structured and with an ethereal expression of dark fruit, smoke, liquorice, tar and menthol. And then the final, which literally takes an eternity
The 2007 Langhe Costa Russi combines richness and focus to a degree that has seldom been seen here. This insanely beautiful wine boasts a breathtaking bouquet, explosive, generous fruit and an absolutely eternal finish. Layers of dark red fruit, minerals, flowers and spices saturate every corner of the palate as this mind-blowing Costa Russi struts its stuff. This is a towering effort from Angelo Gaja. The wine should be accessible fairly early and age for decades. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2037.
Sparkling, medium density ruby garnet. Barbaresco Costa Russi with a fruity and spicy bouquet and a well-integrated wood note. On the palate very powerful, excellently structured and with an ethereal expression of dark fruit, smoke, liquorice, tar and menthol. And then the final, which literally takes an eternity.
Sparkling, medium density ruby garnet. Barbaresco Costa Russi with a fruity and spicy bouquet and a well-integrated wood note. On the palate very powerful, excellently structured and with an ethereal expression of dark fruit, smoke, liquorice, tar and menthol. And then the final, which literally takes an eternity.
Sparkling, medium density ruby garnet. Barbaresco Costa Russi with a fruity and spicy bouquet and a well-integrated wood note. On the palate very powerful, excellently structured and with an ethereal expression of dark fruit, smoke, liquorice, tar and menthol. And then the final, which literally takes an eternity.
Sparkling, medium density ruby garnet. Barbaresco Costa Russi with a fruity and spicy bouquet and a well-integrated wood note. On the palate very powerful, excellently structured and with an ethereal expression of dark fruit, smoke, liquorice, tar and menthol. And then the final, which literally takes an eternity.
Type:
Red
Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont
Appellation:
Barbaresco DOCG
Producer:
Gaja
Grapes/Blend:
Nebbiolo

Local Delivery

We have a fleet of vans that deliver throughout the French and Italian Riviera, rates calculated based on distance at cart stage. Option to book time and date.

For deliveries further afield, please call for a quote:  +33 4 65 84 99 51

France / Monaco

1 - 2 working days delivery in France, for orders placed before 2pm.

Options for couriers and drop off points available at checkout.

EU - Mainland

1 - 3 day delivery throughout mainland EU, for orders placed before 2pm. Allow an extra day for islands. 

Options for couriers and drop off points available at checkout.

Rest of the World

Please call for a quote:  +33 4 65 84 99 51

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recently viewed

Behind the bottle

Our collection of Gaja - Find this at Onshore Cellars your yacht wine supplier

Gaja

The Gaja family settled in Piedmont in the mid-seventeenth century. Five generations of Gaja’s have been producing wines in the Langhe hills since 1989, the year Giovanni...

The Gaja family settled in Piedmont in the mid-seventeenth century. Five generations of Gaja’s have been producing wines in the Langhe hills since 1989, the year Giovanni Gaja, a local grape grower, founded the Gaja winery in Barbaresco.

Following years of dedication to uncompromising quality, the wines achieved a leadership position in Italy and the family was able to purchase vineyard holdings acquiring Sorì Tildìn, Costa Russi, Sorì San Lorenzo and Darmagi.

Angelo Gaja took over the family business in 1961 and combined his respect for the traditions of the Langhe with bold innovations in the vineyards and cellars which changed the way that wines were produced all over Italy.

Angelo lives in Barbaresco with his wife Lucia and their three children, Gaia, Rossana and Giovanni who represent the fifth generation of the family and are all involved in the business.

Today the winery owns 96 ha of vineyards in Barbaresco and Barolo. In 1994, the Gajas acquired their first estate in Tuscany, Pieve Santa Restituta in Montalcino. In 1996 the family purchased their second Tuscan property, Ca’ Marcanda in Bogheri.

Gaja
Our collection of Piedmont - Find this at Onshore Cellars your yacht wine supplier

Piedmont

Piemonte (Piedmont) occupies most of northwestern Italy, bordering Switzerland in the north and France in the west and almost reaching the Mediterranean coast. Its capital and largest...

Piemonte (Piedmont) occupies most of northwestern Italy, bordering Switzerland in the north and France in the west and almost reaching the Mediterranean coast. Its capital and largest city is Turin (Torino).

In the wine world, Piemonte is best known for the twin titans of Barolo and Barbaresco, along with other popular red wines made from Barbera and Dolcetto, the white Gavi, and sparkling Asti.

It has more DOCGs (17) and DOCs (42) than any other region (see maps: Asti area, Langhe, Monferrato, and northern), but no IGPs. In 2016, Piemonte produced 2.5 million hl (28.3 million cases) of wine, the majority of it (55%) red and 83% at the DOP level. The region’s primary grape varieties are Barbera (31%), Moscato (22%), Dolcetto (13%), and Nebbiolo (10%).

Explore Piedmont