This winery derives its name from the Rocche di La Morra district, where all its vines are situated, and the Costamagna family, its proprietor. Six of the 14 hectares that have belonged to the family for centuries are located in the prestigious Rocche dell’Annunziata vineyard. The earliest reference to this winery’s activity comes from a license “for retailing wine produced from the family’s own grapes” issued in 1841.
Today, Alessandro Locatelli oversees all aspects of cultivation and vinification from the picturesque winery built into the vineyard hillside in the wine-rich village of La Morra. Although primarily known for its majestic, collectible Barolo, the winery is quickly gaining recognition as a premier producer of Barbera d’Alba.
Rocche Costamagna, which produces Arneis, Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba, Langhe Nebbiolo, Barolo, Barolo Chinato, and Grappa di Barolo, believes in applying modern winemaking techniques while respecting the characteristics of indigenous varieties. Each individual wine is crafted taking into account the distinct features inherent in grape varieties and cultivation zones.
|Besides being one of the leading Barolo producers in Piedmont, Rocche Costamagna produces modern wines that are highly acclaimed by the international press. The winery was recently named “32nd-best wine from Italy” in 2010 for its Barolo in the “100 best wines from Italy” classification by Gambero Rosso, Duemilavini, and I Vini di Veronelli.|