A red from another world
Carlo Colombera does not pass unnoticed given his size but above all contagious charm. In 1992, he stopped working in the rice fields to dedicate himself to winegrowing and bought a one-hectare vineyard in Cascina Cottignano.
Today, his estate in the Biella Hills has some eight hectares of vineyards spread out in the towns of Masserano, Roasio and Lessona and he produces two wines: Bramaterra and Coste della Sesia. For the beginning, attention has been focused on bringing back old vines. Nebbiolo and the indigenous grapes Croatina and Vespolina here produce wines that have great finesse and complexity.
The arrival at the estate of Carlo’s son Giacomo, an enology student, and Cristiano Garella, a young enologist but already with important experience, has given further impetus to one of the most interesting estates in northern Piedmont.
The wines produced are typical for the area with their strong character but they also have significant elegance and unusual technical style.
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|Coste della Sesia Rosso 2013
Coste della Sesia
A blend of 70% Nebbiolo, 15% Croatina and 15% Vespolina. Aged in wood barrels, the wine has a bright ruby-red color and an aroma with notes of graphite and damp earth. The mouthfeel is meaty and...