A brilliant deep violent in colour, the wine shows a symphony of fruits, black cherries and flowers, with notes of liquorice and menthol that radiate from the glass. The Coste e Fossati is elegant, balanced and complex with soft tannins.
characters are attributable to the position of his vineyards at about 400 metres above sea level in the village of Vergne in the commune of Barolo. G.D. Vajra was established in 1972 and named after Aldo's father, Giuseppe Domenico. Aldo has been gradually increasing the area under vine to 60 hectares, of which 10 are Nebbiolo for Barolo, located in such strategic spots as Bricco delle Viole, Fossati, La Volta and Coste di Vergne. A traditionalist, Aldo adheres to old-style winemaking methods, though blends these with new techniques, such as temperature controlled fermentation, to produce such superbly elegant wines.
Harvesting of Dolcetto Coste & Fossati starts when the grapes of this selection turn into a reddish colour: a distinctive sign that the grapes are starting to ripen. Usually this occurs in the first half of September. Grape picking and transporting the grapes in small crates, are done manually to keep the grapes intact. The careful selection of grape clusters starts in the vineyard and is carried out with the same attention all the way to the cellar. A soft fermentation of approximately 20 days and 8-12 months in the cellar precede bottling.