Appellation: Langhe Nebbiolo DOC
Grape varieties: 95% Nebbiolo, 5% Barbera
GAJA’s Costa Russi is known for refined aromatics and elegant texture, and like its single-vineyard counterparts, will age gracefully for 40 years or more in outstanding vintages.
Also purchased in the winery’s 1967 expansion of its vineyard holdings, the 10-acre Costa Russi vineyard lies in the township of Barbaresco. The wine was first released as a vineyard-designated wine in 1978.
Costa means slope in Italian and is often used in the names of vineyard designated wines. In wine-growing parlance, it denotes the side of a hill that faces the sun. Russi was the nickname of the previous estate owner, who oversaw the vineyard management of this historic and privileged growing site.