Outstanding finesse. Visible structure and texture. An austere, noble red with a deep, broad nose, hints of soft fruit, spices and dried flowers…On the palate it immediately unleashes the full power of the great Barolos and the velvety texture of its long ageing. Destined for eternity.
Wine Advocate 93 points - The estate’s 2004 Barolo Le Coste is the most ample and full-bodied of these Barolos. It exhibits a gorgeous expression of blueberries, spices, menthol and sweet toasted oak on a structured, layered frame. Today it comes across as fairly austere, but it should develop nicely with another year or two of bottle age. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019.” (Dec 2007)
Owned by the Grimaldi family since 1930, Le Coste is a historic Barolo cru, long considered one of the most important in the area. As far back as the 19th century the wine made here was blended with that made in the Cannubi vineyards. South-west facing with chalky clay soil: a timeless classic that yields beautifully polished wines.
|Barolo. Langhe. Piedmont. Italy.
Ernesto, Giacomo and Ferruccio Grimaldi.
Three generations that join hands. And whose hands have brought the earth to life. For the love of wine.
Day after day in the vineyards, sniffing the wind, savouring the wait, looking into the distance. Backs bent to the land and eyes gazing to infinity.
Barolo is the king of wines because it demands the most precious resource of all: time.
Ferruccio Grimaldi continues the work of the winery that bears his father’s name: boots on his feet, nose in a glass, hands that tell of a rural, family concern. The finesse of this wine springs from its perfect equilibrium, and the lasting wait. And the beauty of the vista from the winery: the Langhe area and its castles, vineyards and gullies. Man and nature.