Since 1841, generations of the Costamagna family have dedicated their lives to Barolo production. The long story began in the XIX century with Francesco Costamagna, carried on in the 1960s by Claudia Ferraresi and Giorgio Locatelli, and for the last 30 years by their son Alessandro. Based in La Morra, Rocche dell’Annunziata: Rocche Costamagna consists of 14 hectares of vineyards owned by the family for generations, with 5 of those hectares in the sub-zone named Rocche dell’Annunziata, one of the renowned Barolo Crus.
This is the estate's best wine, as it should be, coming from one of La Morra's most prized vineyards. It can sometimes be supple and easygoing, very enjoyable and accessible, although lacking complexity. However, recent vintages have shown more backbone, and here the raspberry-scented nose is juicy and very ripe, leading to a rich and full-bodied palate. It has ripe tannins and a long, mouthfilling, assertive finish. Date Tasted: Jan 2020; Drinking Window: 2020-2035; Rating: 92 Points; Stephen Brook, Decanter
Ripe plums with peaches and tile, as well as light coffee and autumnal-leaf character. Medium to full body, round and chewy tannins and a rich, flavorful finish. Beautiful, creamy tannins. Better after 2023 and onwards. Date Tasted: Aug 2020; Rating: 95 points; James Suckling
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