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Rocche Costamagna Barbera d'Alba Superiore Rocche Delle Rocche 2005

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Cigar ash and a bit of sour wood on the nose then very slightly fudgy with astringent red berry fruit accentuated by cigar, cigar box and a touch of dried juniper 2 Big and intense in the mouth without much weight, great acids, very fine tannins and a touch of sweetness 3 Dark fruited, coca tinged plums, slightly astringent, rhubarb note, layered but fresh 2+ Tight and a bit short on the finish with nicely integrated wood and a subtle ribbon of fruit that blossoms on the finale 2+ 89pts

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Varietal: Barbera
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Rocche Costamagna:
On May 15, 1841 the police office of the royal Military Command in Alba granted Luigi Costamagna, son of the estate’s founder Francesco Antonio Costamagna, an official licence “to retail the wine produced from his own vineyards” in La Morra. In 1911, Francesco Costamagna and his son Riccardo were awarded a gold medal at the “Gran Premio dell’Esposizione Internazionale di Torino” for fifty years... Read more
On May 15, 1841 the police office of the royal Military Command in Alba granted Luigi Costamagna, son of the estate’s founder Francesco Antonio Costamagna, an official licence “to retail the wine produced from his own vineyards” in La Morra. In 1911, Francesco Costamagna and his son Riccardo were awarded a gold medal at the “Gran Premio dell’Esposizione Internazionale di Torino” for fifty years of winemaking. When Francesco died, his son Riccardo, an attorney, continued to manage the winery with the help of his wife Maddalena. When he died in the 1930s, Riccardo’s wife decided to sell the vineyards located outside La Morra. Wine was produced only for the family’s own consumption and some grapes were sold to other winemakers. In the late 1960s, Maddalena’s niece, Claudia Ferraresi, together with her husband Giorgio Locatelli, restarted the commercial winemaking activity, planted new vineyards and modernised the old winery. Since the mid 1980s their son Alessandro Locatelli has been managing the winery with the help of agronomist Gian Piero Romana and enologist Giuseppe Caviola. Alessandro has improved the vineyards and wine-making techniques, he has been developing customer sales all over the world, and so carrying on the family tradition with passion and drawing on the wealth of experience gathered by the family. Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Rocche Costamagna Barbera d'Alba Superiore Rocche Delle Rocche

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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11/28/2008

Cigar ash and a bit of sour wood on the nose then very slightly fudgy with astringent red berry fruit accentuated by cigar, cigar box and a touch of dried juniper 2 Big and intense in the mouth without much weight, great acids, very fine tannins and a touch of sweetness 3 Dark fruited, coca tinged plums, slightly astringent, rhubarb note, layered but fresh 2+ Tight and a bit short on the finish with nicely integrated wood and a subtle ribbon of fruit that blossoms on the finale 2+ 89pts



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