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Rocche Costamagna Dolcetto d'Alba 2006

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Die granatrote Farbe weist noch intensive rubinrote Reflexe auf. Intensiv, ätherisches Bukett mit charmanten Noten von Pflaume, Vanille, Tabak und einem dezenten Veilchenton. Ausgewogen und elegant präsentiert er sich am Gaumen mit feinen Tanninen und Nuancen von reifer Frucht. Langer Nachhall.

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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

Editorial Reviews for Rocche Costamagna Dolcetto d'Alba

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,082
3.50 5
11/28/2008

A selection of fruit from higher elevations and older vines, 35 years and up, 8,000 bottles produced 1 week maceration, ageing in stainless More mineral driven on the nose with greater depth and complicating floral and balsamic tones 2+ Gentle texture with ok acidity and well managed tannins 2 Soft in the mouth but elegant with good intensity to the dark berried fruit notes with an earthy edge 2 Light on the finish but with some length and a light floral finale 2


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,082
3.00 5
11/28/2008

All in Stainless from La Morra, 16,000 bottles produced 4-5 day maceration Roasting plum on the nose, a sweet tarry core of fruit, slightly jammy with clay driven earth tones 2 Soft and easy in the mouth with small tannins and integrated acids 2 A bit on the dark and earthy side with an edge of austerity to the tannins, neither particularly fruity nor complex, but fresh 2 Finished in a more mineral register with plum and cherry pit notes 2 86pts



Die granatrote Farbe weist noch intensive rubinrote Reflexe auf. Intensiv, ätherisches Bukett mit charmanten Noten von Pflaume, Vanille, Tabak und einem dezenten Veilchenton. Ausgewogen und elegant präsentiert er sich am Gaumen mit feinen Tanninen und Nuancen von reifer Frucht. Langer Nachhall.

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