This is certainly the noblest red...
This is certainly the noblest red grape variety in Piemonte, the region itself rightly deserving its reputation as the greatest red wine area in Italy. Growing Nebbiolo is no easy task, however requiring as it does a great deal of skill and highly qualified work to grow this very special wine. It is the first variety to blossom in spring and the last to be harvested in autumn. The Costa family has always taken Nebbiolo into great consideration. Their Nebbiolo vineyard - called “Bric Costa” (Costa Hilltop) - is one of the best in the area both for its South-Western exposure and for the mineral wealth of the soil. The wine label is dedicated to the popular Italian naif painter Antonio Ligabue. At birth he was registered with his mother’s name as Antonio Costa thus providing an excellent coincidence of names and taken as a good omen
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NEBBIOLO D’ALBA LIGABUE®
Type of wine
red wine with a rich body, aged in big casks of oak wood
town of Castellinaldo, location Bric Costa
Soil and exposure
hilly soil with medium consistency characterized by limestone and clay. South-Western exposure
selection of grapes during harvesting. Traditional vinification with maceration of skins and constant stirring of the must
13.5 % - Acidity 5.3 grams per litre
1 year in big oak barrels. 6 months in bottles
Type of bottle
high-shoulder bottle (75 cl)
6-bottle cases (in horizontal position)
24 months after harvesting
deep ruby red with light garnet red reflections
intense, winy and reminiscent of ripe fruit with spicy hints of sweet and aromatic wood
full, very well structured and persistent
this wine is usually already well matured in its second year still aging well however for several years
17 - 18°C