Complex aromas of exotic spice, dried flowers & herbaceous notes are underpinned by deep fruit. An excellent concentration of sweet, smooth tannins envelop the palate though to a persistent, savoury finish. Aged for a minimum of 36 months in large oak casks, followed by a further ageing in the bottle prior to release this is an exceptional example of Barolo from a producer we have been lucky enough to visit in the past.
A good wine comes to life in the vineyard, thanks to the soil’s characteristics, the sun’s exposure & the weather during the vintage this is truly a brilliant wine. The area known as Bussia, is a “Cru” recognised in particular for the production of Barolo. The soil is clay & is rich in minerals that are transferred from vines to grape & finally to the wine, elevating it in structure & complexity. The vines are meticulously tended by hand as the steep slopes make it very difficult to use machinery in the vineyards. The bottles produced each year in Costa di Bussia are exclusively obtained from the 11 hectares of vineyard that surround the cellar.
Since 1988, the Costa di Bussia winery & vineyards have been owned & managed by the Sartirano family. The estate is located in the Bussia region near the village of Monforte d’Alba. It includes 15 hectares of the famous vineyards of ‘Campo dei Buoi’ & ‘Campo del Gatto’, which produce very special & complex wines.