Costa Quaglia

Costa Quaglia

Terre Alfieri Nebbiolo

Denominazione d'origine controllata

Recognition

Costa Quaglia 2005
Costa Quaglia 2007
Costa Quaglia 2008
Costa Quaglia 2010
Costa Quaglia 2011
Costa Quaglia 2012
88/100
Costa Quaglia 2010
91/100
Costa Quaglia 2012
Costa Quaglia 2010

Made with Nebbiolo grapes from a small vineyard of 2,150 vines in San Martino Alfieri in clay-silt, slightly chalky soil.

In the vineyard

Cluster thinning in the second half of August. Yield per vine about 1-1.2kg (2.2-2.7lbs). Grapes are hand-harvested in crates at the beginning of October. 

In the cellar

Grapes are selected on the sorting table followed by a gentle destemming and crushing.
Fermentation of the skins takes place in horizontal stainless steel tanks for about 15 days at a maximum temperature of 28°C (82°F), delestage (rack and return) occurs in the first week of active fermentation followed by daily punch-downs to immerse the cap.  Malolactic fermentation takes place in wood.

Ageing

Aged for about 15 months in 500 litre  (132 gallons) and in 2 year-old Allier barriques. Continued aging for 6-12 months in the bottle at 15°C (59°F) before release.

Production

2500 - 3000 bottles

Formats

0,75litres

Sensory properties

Consistent ruby red colour with aromas of wild berries, violets, combined with spice and vanilla from the oak barrel.
Full, structured flavour with sweet tannins and good persistence.

Food pairing

Pasta dishes with meat sauces, red meats, and medium strong, matured cheeses.

Serving temperature

18°C (65°F)