The intense, ruby red color of this wine tends toward orange with age. The full bouquet of sweet black cherry, pepper, and licorice is typical of the Cannonau grape. Warm and full bodied on the palate with excellent texture, ripe fruit flavors and pleasant tannins.
The 2007 Costera is the finest of these entry-level bottlings. A massive, generous wine, it literally bursts onto the palate with waves of game, earthiness, mint, spices, herbs and bacon fat notes that swirl around a core of ripe, dark fruit. There is outstanding harmony and balance in the glass, especially at this price point. Costera is 90% Cannonau, 5% Carignano and 5% Bovale Sardo, (all native varieties), that spent roughly 6-8 months in French oak. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2012.
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
|Wine maker notes
|Type of Press: Soft Press
Method of extraction: punch down on the cap
Length of Maceration: 16 days
Fermented in tanks at a temperature of 82-86 degrees for 13-15 days.
Type: French barriques
The wine is aged for 6-8 months followed by an additional minimal in bottle prior to release from the winery.