Barolo, Coste di Rose, Vajra 2015


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75cl bottle.

2015 is a vintage of rich and vibrant Barolo wines. Winter was very snowy, and mild temperatures from February led to an early bud break. By flowering, which took place in the middle of May, the season was about 10 days ahead of norm. More rain fell between end of May and early June and this was a great help for the vines to overcome a very hot and dry month of July. The harvest was generous with very healthy fruit. There was a small loss of production due to sporadic yet harsh hailstorms in May, and from the summer heat. Harvest was slightly earlier than average and fruit quality was remarkable across the board.

Coste di Rose is a Barolo cru (MGA) located in the Comune di Barolo. It is well-located on the top of the hill, at 310 meters above sea level, above a forest, which keeps the vineyard cool. Soil is dominated by a pure Arenaria di Diano, a Tortonian sandstone that delivers distinctive floral aromatics and a salty minerality. This cru is one of Barolo’s best kept secrets, being located right in between Cannubi and Bussia, yet away from the beaten paths.

Critic Reviews:

96 points Wine Enthusiast

Enticingly floral, this fragrant red opens with aromas of rose, violet and iris that mingle with perfumed berry and eucalyptus. The palate is equally captivating, boasting great finesse that surrounds strawberry compote, raspberry, star anise and crushed herbs before a white pepper note graces the lingering close. It’s impeccably balanced, with bright acidity and taut, refined tannins.