About Rocche Costamagna
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.
About Piedmont Wine Region
Piedmont is a Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC, or controlled designation of origin) wine region in northwestern Italy. Considered by some as the premier Italian wine region, Piedmont is home to some of the most recognisable and revered wines. Red wines reign supreme, with Nebbiolo the king of red varieties. Both Barolo and Barbaresco are DOCG wines made entirely from the Nebbiolo grape in the Langhe hills around Alba and each is named after a village within its production zone. Nebbiolo is also grown outside the above DOCGs and labelled d ‘Alba or Langhe, with other red varieties including Dolcetto and Barbera. White wines play a supporting role, but look for Gavi from the Cortese grape and Arneis produced in the Roero zone near Alba. The delicious, low-alcohol sparkling wines of Asti are produced from the Moscato grape.
Climate: Generally cooler Mediterranean climate, with hot summers, foggy autumns, cold winters and low rainfall
Soil: Calcareous marl and sandstone
Key Varietals: Arneis, Barbera, Cortese, Dolcetto, Gavi, Moscato and Nebbiolo