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Rocche Costamagna Barolo 2004

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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 Barolo

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,944
4.00 5
11/28/2008

23,000 bottles, 7-8 day maceration, 2 years in Slavonian oak botte Nice intensity on the nose with some dried fruits and rose petals but pretty shy 2 Feels right in the mouth, good acids, ripe tannins, slightly angular, Medium-medium full body and building tannins 2+ Slightly liquory wild berry fruits, a touch of clay driven earthiness, a savory edge recalling green tea and tobacco 2+ A bit tight on the finish with good length and a finale of tar and licorice driven soil tones 2+ 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,944
4.50 5
11/28/2008

A selection of 35 year old vines, massale selection, cluster trimmed before harvest, with a later harvest, 7-10 days, 7,000 bottles produced, 8 day maceration, 2 years in Slavonian oak botte Bette freshness on the nose, more calcium driven mineral tones, a touch of confiture to the wild strawberry/strawberry seed fruit, very aromatic, some dried rose and a bit of poppy seeds 2+ Elegant, refined and juicy in the mouth with medium full body and excellent balance 3 Freshly fruity, cherry juice, clay earth notes, a savory edge, a touch of woodsy licorice/angelica root 3 Lon finish with savory tannin notes, a touch of bitter rots, the acid peaks out a bit on the finale 2+ 91 pts



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