Coste di Rose Barolo DOCG 2013

Marchesi di Barolo


Terroir: Coste di Rose is a prestigious hill with full eastern exposure located in the community of Barolo, just in front of the Bussia area of Monforte. Coste di Rose is characterized by a more then 40% slope, which allows perfect cluster maturation, which is extremely demanding in terms of light and heat. The hill is of the Helvetian geological age, but, curiously, the soil quality is moderately calcareous (this originated from the marine deposits uplift, which are still found through regular agricultural maintenance) and especially rich in quartzite sand, fine limestone and just a small amount of clay. These peculiar characteristics impart to the Nebbiolo vines an intense and fine aroma, that bring to mind hint of wild mint.

Vinification: The harvest takes usually place during the first ten days of October: grapes are collected exclusively by hand, quickly brought to the cellar for destalking and soft pressing. The grapes undergo fermentation at a controlled temperature of 82-86°F in stainless steel tanks. Maceration of the skins with pump-overs lasts 10 days. The wine is racked into concrete tanks temperature for an extended period. In this way, malolactic fermentation starts spontaneously.

The wine is initially aged for two years, a part in 30-36 hl Slavonian oak barrels, and the rest in 225 L French oak barrels that are moderately toasted. The two parts are then blended in the traditional big oak barrels and the wine ends its fining in the bottle before release.

Behind the Wine: Marchesi di Barolo Coste di Rose Barolo with Valentina Abbona

Additional Information

Ruby-red color tending to garnet. Intense perfume with clean scents of roses, liquorice, spices and aromatic herbs. Full, elegant, and full-bodied flavor with recurring hints of the olfactory sensations. The soft color and the structure confirm it as an immediately pleasant, balanced and harmonious Barolo. The Barolo Coste di Rose reaches its maturity after 4 years from the harvest and matures further between 4 and 20 years.

An outstanding red wine for roasts, this Barolo combines exceptionally well with main courses of red meats, braised dishes and aged and piquant cheeses. When aged at length, it makes a superb sipping wine.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Barolo DOCG
  • Winemaker: Flavio Fenocchio
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Calcareous,Limestone, Sand, Clay
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.3g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 2.0g/l
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Nebbiolo

Recent Press

  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Friday, April 6, 2018
    This is lush, with a minty menthol note running throughout. Plum and mulled cherry notes fill the middle, while a tobacco accent holds court on the finish. Best from 2021 through 2035.
  • Score: 92 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Monica Larner
    Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    Marchesi di Barolo's 2013 Barolo Coste di Rose is one of three single-vineyard expressions released in this vintage. Of the three, this wine is the most immediate and accessible. The wine reveals delicate layers of dried cherry, spice and pressed violets. There is a pretty sense of softness to this wine. The tannins are relaxed and void of the biting astringency you get with young Nebbiolo. This is a great near or medium-term Barolo.
  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Kerin O'Keefe
    Date: Friday, September 1, 2017
    "Rose, chopped mint, red berry and new leather aromas slowly take shape on this fragrant red. Elegant and precise, the palate delivers Marasca cherry, raspberry, licorice and pink peppercorn set against fine-grained tannins and bright acidity. A coffee note backs up the close. Drink 2023–2033."
  • Score: 93 Points

    JamesSuckling.com Author: James Suckling
    Date: Saturday, July 1, 2017
    "Aromas of flower petals, strawberries and cherries follow through to a medium to full body, velvety tannins and a fresh finish. Polished and balanced. A sexy wine. Drink in 2018 and onwards."

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