After so much theorizing, a little practice seems in order, and for that Le Coste lends itself very well. Take the first two panoramic images and rotate them to look around and find what distinguishes this MGA from those surrounding it (at least in the immediate vicinity).
If you haven’t found it, I’ll give you a clue: of all of them it alone has a ridge that goes from east to west and therefore it alone has a prevalent exposure almost full south. If we then look at the extract of the geo-viticultural map, we’ll notice a total absence of evoluted soils combined with the rather loose texture of sandy SantAgata Fossili Marls, which supports the thesis of those who see similarities between this hill and that of Cannubi.
The thesis is further confirmed by the fact that before the advent of the MGA, the Rinaldi family blended the grapes of this vineyard with those of Brunate, since they were stylistically complementary.
Barolo Le Coste – Giacomo Grimaldi
Barolo Terlo – G. Camerano e Figli