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. When Francesco died, his son Riccardo, an attorney, continued to manage the winery with the help of his wife Maddalena. 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.
Quercia al Poggio is situated about 400 metres a.s.l. at Monsanto, in the municipality of Barberino Val d’Elsa. Owned by the Rossi family, the property extends over 100 hectares of woodland nature reserve where vines and olive trees are cultivated to organic farming protocols. The heart of the winery is a nineteenth century farming settlement and what was once a monastery belonging to the Vallombrosan brothers from nearby Badia a Passignano.
Rocche Costamagna, Barolo
Quercia al Poggio, Chianti Classico
Nestled in the municipality of Scansano, Poggio Argentiera owns about 49 acres of land, where is focuses mainly on the production of Morellino di Scansano.
Our distinctiveness is that we are working with two very different farms, one located at sea level on a few miles from the ocean, the other on a hill side, which lend the wines their extraordinary charm and unique features.
The estate has five vineyards of Barbaresco, Currà, Cottà, Fausoni, Pajorè and Basarin, Dolcetto Bric del Salto, Barbera Pairolero and Mate’, a red wine produced with a grape called Brachetto. To the Sottimanos, the vineyards are always the most important part of their estate, natural approach and passionate work are used to have structured, pure and long aging wines. The family is firmly convinced that everything in the vineyards should be done in a serious and respectful way, with the only target of preserving the delicate balance between soils and the ecosystem.
Italy - Friuli
The Stocco name contains a family tradition which has dedicated itself to its task and to the love and care of its land for more than 100 years.Four generations of wine producers, a history created by far-thinking men: Francesco, known as Checo, who dedicated the Stocco name to those first vineyards when wine only left the cellar for the daily meal or on rare occasions of celebration.With renewed determination, Giordano earned the winery ever more recognition in the 70s, up until receipt of the prestigious “Cangrande” prize awarded to him in Verona “for having contributed to the development of Italian oenology”.It is now with Andrea, Daniela and Paola that this long and constant search for excellence continues.