Prunotto is located in Alba, in the heart of The Langhe, halfway between Barbaresco and Barolo, on the southeast side of the Tanaro River on a gentle hillside surrounded by vineyards stretching throughout The Langhe and Roero.
The Antinori family first became involved with the Prunotto winery in 1989 initially handling distribution and then in 1994, when the preivous owners decided to retire, they took over production upholding the excellent quality standards that Alfredo Prunotto had successfully achieved.
The winery's production philosophy, always extremely attentive to details and deeply passionate about wine, brought Prunotto and the Antinori family together to face a new challenge: to explore and develop the potential of this new terroir where both local and international varieties can express the area's remarkable territorial identity.
In 1990 this project took shape when Albiera Antinori, Marchese Piero Antinori’s eldest daughter, further defined the winery's personality by concentrating on the vineyards: the first was the Bussia vineyard, one of the most prestigious in the Barolo area followed by Costamiòle in Agliano to produce Nizza which became a DOCG for Barbera as recently as 2014, and land in Calliano for research and development for introducing vines new to this area such as Albarossa and Syrah.
Costamiòle is produced from the vineyards in the Agliano Terme area, where the Barbera grape best expresses itself thanks to a favorable southern exposure. Aged in small oak barrels, this wine is able to maintain the grape’s extraordinary freshness and aromatic qualities.
Lots of Piedmont in the glass! Tar with hints of vanilla, tonka bean, red and black cherry, blackberry and wet earth. Full-bodied, with good, balancing acidity and medium, fine & silky tannins; Savoury with meaty, fresh charcuterie, wet leaves and forest floor and hints of bitter chocolate. The 2017 has now a pleasant drinking age which shows some evolution.