Rocche Costamagna

Piedmonte

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.


Rocche Costamagna Wines

Rocche Costamagna Barolo

It is obtained from Nebbiolo grapes grown in small vineyards of La Morra and Verduno. The maceration lasts about two weeks; it is aged for 24 months in Slavonian oak barrels and at least one year in bottle. Its taste is elegant and smooth, characterized for fruity and balsamic aromas. The tannins are balanced and well integrated to the fruit.

Rocche Costamagna Barolo Annuziata

The Nebbiolo grapes come exclusively from the vineyard “Rocche dell’Annunziata”, one of the historical crus of La Morra. The vinification again is traditional, with a maceration which can last about two weeks. The wine is then aged for 24 months in large Slavonian oak barrels, and then fined for at least one year in the bottle. Elegant and soft to the palate, it is characterized by the fruity notes of raspberry and a floral and spicy nose.

Rocche Costamagna Nebbiolo D’Alba

It is made with Nebbiolo grapes. The vinification is traditional, with the maceration lasting eight days, followed by ageing for 12 months in large Slavonian oak casks. It has marked aromas with hints of raspberries and blackberries, and an elegant and harmonious palate distinguished by soft tannins – a versatile wine which can be enjoyed throughout the meal.

Rocche Costamagna Barbera D’Alba

A classic Barbera which has typical cherry aromas. It is a full bodied wine balanced by the characteristic acidity of the Barbera grape. The vibrant fruit is combined with spicy notes that come from ageing for 12 months in small oak casks. Fresh and pleasing to drink, excels as a luncheon wine.

Rocche Costamagna Dolcetto D’Alba

It is a classic Dolcetto d’Alba for every day drinking, with pleasing aromas reminiscent of marasca cherries. Soft on the palate, with delicate and persistent flavours, marked by a light almond finish.