Barolo Bricco Francesco Riserva 2010 Rocche Costamagna
Made only in great vintages, its name celebrates Francesco Costamagna, the revered forefather of the current owners. The Nebbiolo grapes come from the “bricco” part of the “ Rocche dell’Annunziata” vineyard, with the highest position and the best aspect. The traditional vinification has a maceration of three weeks, then ageing for 5 years (Reserve): three years in large Slavonian oak barrels and at least two more years in the bottle. Deep ruby red in colour with a complex of aromas marked by hints of mature fruits, mint, chocolate and balsamic notes, with matching flavours on the palate. It has an impressive structure infused with fine grained tannins, and a finish that lingers.