Vineyard: The Coste bottling is sourced from vineyards within the prized unofficial subzone of Taurasi of the same name.Coste is noteworthy for the amount of limestone in the soil whereas many of the other parts of Taurasi are rich in volcanic soil.
Orientation: South facing vineyard at 325 meters in elevation.
Soil: Clay and limestone - rich in potassium.
Viticulture: Hand harvested from 40 year old vines
Vinification: Vinified with yeast selected from the vineyard. Maceration for 75 days on the skins.
Aging: Aged in 5HL casks for two years.
The 2009 Taurasi Coste will reward readers with glorious drinking over the next 15-20 years, perhaps longer. Rich, ample and racy on the palate, the 2009 shows the more voluptuous side of Taurasi, with layers of dark fruit that continue to open up in the glass. Earthy, leathery notes add nuance on the powerful finish. The 2009 is very much old school in style, but with a touch of early approachability that is a positive for such a big wine. -- Antonio Galloni
Publication: View from the Cellar – John Gilman
The 2009 Taurasi “Le Coste” from Contrade di Taurasi is an excellent wine and at age seven is starting to show a bit of its secondary layers of complexity at the present time. The top flight bouquet wafts from the glass in a blend of black cherries, cigar smoke, garrigue, game, complex soils, a bit of cedar and a nice note of mustard seed in the upper register. On the palate the wine is pure full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with excellent focus and balance, ripe, well-integrated tannins and superb length on the vibrant and just starting to blossom finish. A superb wine. 2021-2065+.