Marchesi di Barolo Barolo Coste di Rose 2010

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 than 40% slope, that allows a perfect maturation of the Nebbiolo clusters, which are 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 confer to the Nebbiolo vines an intense and fine aroma, that bring to mind hints of wild mint. [+]