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Barbaresco DOCG Costa Russi Angelo Gaja 1998

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Icon wine
  • Color:Red
  • 14% 
  • 1.5L
  • Intensity
  • Voluptuous

Few wines reach the level of complexity of this Barbaresco with astonishing aging potential. Don’t let it pass you by! More info

  • Quantity: 2 Bottles
  • Level: 2 into-neck
  • Label: 2 very slightly marked label, 1 slightly damaged capsule, 1 very slightly scuffed label
  • Country/Region: Italy - Piedmont
  • Appellation/Wine: Barbaresco
  • Classification: DOCG
  • Producer/Owner: Angelo Gaja
  • More information....

Barbaresco DOCG Costa Russi Angelo Gaja serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Cailles rôties, Ris de veau sauce financière, Faisan aux raisins.

Peak: Drink until 2020

Lot presentation
Barbaresco DOCG Costa Russi Angelo Gaja

Cuvée presentation

This cuvée undergoes malolactic fermentation in new Hungarian barrels of 225 or 300 litres. Ageing in barrels lasts 14 months. The wines are left to rest for 12 months prior to being put on the market.

Information about domain Angelo Gaja

Angelo Gaja is probably one of the greatest names in Italian winemaking. Born in 1940, he took over the family vineyard in 1961 in the hilly Langhe region of the Piedmont which can trace its roots back to 1859. He now manages approximately 100 hectares of wines and does not buy in any grapes. Gaja was instrumental in raising the international profile of fine Piedmontese wines, notably Barbarescos and Barolos, with his distinctive use of new vinification techniques and ageing methods, at odds with regional practices at the time: choosing the best parcels, reducing yields, and using new French oak casks instead of Yugoslavian oak barrels. His best Barbaresco parcels now produce some of the finest wines in Italy (Sori Tildin, Sori San Lorenzo, and Costa Russi). He was also the first winegrower to plant Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay, as well as Sauvignon Blanc instead of Nebbiolo, contrary to the advice of his peers.

Detailed characteristics

  • Quantity: 2 Bottles
  • Level: 2 into-neck
  • Label: 2 very slightly marked label, 1 slightly damaged capsule, 1 very slightly scuffed label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
  • French customs seal: no
  • Alcohol percentage: 14 %
  • Country/Region: Italy - Piedmont
  • Appellation/Wine: Barbaresco
  • Classification: DOCG
  • Producer/Owner: Angelo Gaja
  • Vintage: 1998
  • Color: Red
  • Peak: Drink until 2020
  • Service temperature: 16°
  • Viticulture: Conventional 
  • Size (in ha): 4
  • Intensity: Voluptuous
  • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
  • Grape variety: Nebbiolo

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Barbaresco DOCG Costa Russi Angelo Gaja 1998

iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format

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