COSTA DI BUSSIA - Barolo - Bussia, Piedmont - Italy

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Vintage: 2017

COSTA DI BUSSIA - Nebbiolo - Barolo Bussia, Piedmont, ITALY

Classic and inviting, spicy, with the soft ruby red colour typical of Nebbiolo. An excellent harmony of flavours and tannins, silky and persistent; the rose notes make it unmistakable.

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Country ITALY Region Piedmont Grape Varietal Nebbiolo

Product Description

The farm Costa di Bussia was founded in 1874 by the farsighted, Knight. Luigi Arnulfo who already had the intuition about the potential and noble destiny of his 11 hectares that make up the Estate today. They would give back great wines, especially with extremely fi ne Barolos. In 1890 Arnulfo shipped his wine (vintage 1883) successfully to San Francisco, a job that we have documented through letters from the Italian Swiss Agricultural Colony importer. This historical document is just one of the 200 letters found in the attic, which makes up the core of the Historical Museum of Luigi Arnulfo inside the farmhouse, and telling this winery’s incredible story!

The lower slopes of the hill, oriented towards the south and west, are destined for the production of a classic Barolo. Here the soil is medium-textured, rich in carbonates with a good balance of nutrients. The sandy component is exceeded by the clay, which is rich in calcium and potassium. The fertility of these vines is somewhat restrained and the alternation of poorer and more fertile areas provides for diversied ripening, which ensures a broad range of sensory qualities

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Wine Enthusiast 90 Points

American wine and lifestyle magazine that offers wine industry news, educational articles and wine ratings. One of the top 3 wine magazines in the USA.

Luca Maroni 92 Points

An Italian wine expert, famous wine journalist, critic and author, Luca Maroni has also created his own rating system for wines, contributed to wine education and has collaborated with top Italian wineries.

James Suckling 94 Points

As one of the most famous American wine critics and journalists, James Suckling is among the leading experts on wines and was a former editor for Wine Spectator. He now conducts his own personal reviews online and conferences

Critique Review

"A very aromatic, ripe Barolo with cherry, strawberry, floral and citrus aromas and flavors. It's full-bodied, very tight and focused with a long compact palate. Very polished and beautiful with transparency and beauty. Try after 2023"

James Suckling, 2020

"Aromas of violet, underbrush and leather waft out of the glass. The structured palate offers dried black cherry, tobacco and nutmeg alongside solid tannins. Drink 2023–2030."

Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast 2020

Wine Facts

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Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Nebbiolo
Vintage 2017
Region Piedmont
Country ITALY
Producer COSTA DI BUSSIA
Average age of vines 20-25yrs
Production method Traditional
Harvest method Manual
Aging 18 months in large, 5000 litre Slovenian oak barrels, and then in the bottle
Alcohol 14.50%
Mouth Attribute Fresh, Long Finish, Medium Length, Structured, Tannic
Nose Attribute Floral, Fresh, Red Fruits
SKU IT152

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The farm Costa di Bussia was founded in 1874 by the farsighted, Knight. Luigi Arnulfo who already had the intuition about the potential and noble destiny of his 11 hectares that make up the Estate today. They would give back great wines, especially with extremely fi ne Barolos. In 1890 Arnulfo shipped his wine (vintage 1883) successfully to San Francisco, a job that we have documented through letters from the Italian Swiss Agricultural Colony importer. This historical document is just one of the 200 letters found in the attic, which makes up the core of the Historical Museum of Luigi Arnulfo inside the farmhouse, and telling this winery’s incredible story!

The lower slopes of the hill, oriented towards the south and west, are destined for the production of a classic Barolo. Here the soil is medium-textured, rich in carbonates with a good balance of nutrients. The sandy component is exceeded by the clay, which is rich in calcium and potassium. The fertility of these vines is somewhat restrained and the alternation of poorer and more fertile areas provides for diversied ripening, which ensures a broad range of sensory qualities

Awards

Wine Enthusiast 90 Points

American wine and lifestyle magazine that offers wine industry news, educational articles and wine ratings. One of the top 3 wine magazines in the USA.

Luca Maroni 92 Points

An Italian wine expert, famous wine journalist, critic and author, Luca Maroni has also created his own rating system for wines, contributed to wine education and has collaborated with top Italian wineries.

James Suckling 94 Points

As one of the most famous American wine critics and journalists, James Suckling is among the leading experts on wines and was a former editor for Wine Spectator. He now conducts his own personal reviews online and conferences

Critique Review

"A very aromatic, ripe Barolo with cherry, strawberry, floral and citrus aromas and flavors. It's full-bodied, very tight and focused with a long compact palate. Very polished and beautiful with transparency and beauty. Try after 2023"

James Suckling, 2020

"Aromas of violet, underbrush and leather waft out of the glass. The structured palate offers dried black cherry, tobacco and nutmeg alongside solid tannins. Drink 2023–2030."

Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast 2020
More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Nebbiolo
Vintage 2017
Region Piedmont
Country ITALY
Producer COSTA DI BUSSIA
Average age of vines 20-25yrs
Production method Traditional
Harvest method Manual
Aging 18 months in large, 5000 litre Slovenian oak barrels, and then in the bottle
Alcohol 14.50%
Mouth Attribute Fresh, Long Finish, Medium Length, Structured, Tannic
Nose Attribute Floral, Fresh, Red Fruits
SKU IT152
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