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Rocche Costamagna Nebbiolo Langhe Roccardo 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

8,000 bottles produced, 5-day maceration then ageing in wood for 6 month, half botte half used barrique A bit reticent on the nose with a sweetness to the ripe fruits, touch of watermelon rind and green herb offering freshness, just a touch of wood 2 Deceptively suave in the mouth, elegant with luxurious richness yet fine, measured structure underneath 3 Classic array of small red fruits in the mouth, a bit of nopale, spicy vegetal hints, dried tar, fresh hints of anise seed, very good Nebbiolo 2+ Tight and short with emerging tannins and succulent acid 2 89pts

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Region: Italy » Piemonte » Langhe
Color: Red
Varietal: Nebbiolo
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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 Nebbiolo Langhe Roccardo

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.00 5
11/28/2008

8,000 bottles produced, 5-day maceration then ageing in wood for 6 month, half botte half used barrique A bit reticent on the nose with a sweetness to the ripe fruits, touch of watermelon rind and green herb offering freshness, just a touch of wood 2 Deceptively suave in the mouth, elegant with luxurious richness yet fine, measured structure underneath 3 Classic array of small red fruits in the mouth, a bit of nopale, spicy vegetal hints, dried tar, fresh hints of anise seed, very good Nebbiolo 2+ Tight and short with emerging tannins and succulent acid 2 89pts




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