A rare, collector’s edition 3 litre jerobaum of Barolo D.O.C.G. in a square bottle, a tribute to Costa di Bussia’s founder, Luigi Arnulfo, whose pioneering work in the vineyards, cellar and as an exporter at the end of the 19th century, laid the foundations for Barolo to become the King of wines.
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 fine 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 This historical document is just one of the 200 letters found in the attic, which makes up the core of the Historical Museum of Luigi Arnulfo inside the farmhouse, and telling this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!
From a great vintage, the 2015 vintage was refined 18 months in big Slavonian Oak of 5,000 L. This is spicy, but refined, with excellent harmonics of taste; the tannins are silky and persistent with hints of roses: it finishes long and dry.
- Winery Website: Costa di Bussia
- Vintage: 2015
- Rating: 92 from James Suckling
- Harvest method: By hand.
- Vineyard notes: In the best years we identify the vineyards or portions of vineyards oriented towards the south - west where the soil characteristics guarantee the even ripening needed to make this type of wine. It is always the terroirs richest in marl that are able to guarantee powerful but delicate wines with
good ageing properties.
- Barrel Info: 36 months in in large, 5000 litre Slovenian oak barrels, and then in the bottle
- Time in Barrel: 36 months
- Best Consumed: Over the Next 10 Years
Game meat, mature cheese.