Nino Costa, Piedmont

Nino Costa, Piedmont

Founded by the Costa family in 1851, this 7-hectare estate lies on a hilltop overlooking the village of Montá, to the west of the Tanaro River. This is the heart of the Roero, characterized by small, interweaving hills, yellow-ochre sandy soils full of marine fossils, and densely wooded areas dotted with vineyards. Winemaker Alessandro Costa cultivates the primary varieties of the Roero and the Langhe: Arneis, Nebbiolo, Favorita, and Brachetto; parents Nino and Gemma run the Azienda. All of the vineyards at the Costa estate are located within 1 mile from the newly built facility, an important factor in preserving the health of the grapes during harvest. They have adopted organic methods, using natural fertilizers, and no herbicides.

The Wines

Arneis

Roero

Langhe Nebbiolo