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Producer : Bruno Giacosa
Region : Italy (Italy), Piedmont (Italy)
Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml
Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Risotto
"The balance of cherry, strawberry and sweet spice flavors and dense, dusty tannins leaves a divide that needs time to bridge. Offers the requisite amount of fruit, and the finish persists, with sweetness to offset the tannins. Firm, dense and long, gaining floral notes and a more ethereal profile with air. Best from 2022 through 2040."
96 points - Wine Spectator, Sept 2018
|Bottles Per Case||6 Pack|
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
|Region||Italy (Italy), Piedmont (Italy)|
|Style||Warm and spicy reds|
|Farming Method||Sustainable, Traditional|
|Food Pairing||Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Risotto|
|Descriptors||Earthy, Floral, Fruity, Mineral|
|Price of Case||$1, 974.00|
Bruno Giacosa is a famous wine producer based in Piedmont, Italy. It is particularly known for its intensely perfumed, textured wines from the Barolo and Barbaresco appellations, made from the Nebbiolo grape variety. Giacosa himself famously began in the wine trade buying grapes for his father's wines at the age of 15. In 1964, Giacosa was the first producer in Piemonte to bottle a single vineyard ‘cru’ from the Santo Stefano vineyard.
Many of Bruno Giacosa's wines come from trusted growers, rather than estate vineyards. However, in 1982, the house purchased the Falletto vineyard in Serralunga d'Alba and a winery was built. That was followed by plots in La Morra, and in parts of Barbaresco. The vineyard holdings now total 20 hectares (50 acres), and wines made from these vineyards are labeled 'Azienda Agricola Falletto'.
Giacosa's wines are aged in traditional 5,000 liter bottles, though these are now made of French rather than the traditional Slovenian oak. In exceptional years, wines may be released as Riservas which are given a red label.
Bruno Giacosa achieved legendary status in Piedmont, he sadly passed away in 2018 at the age of 88.
It's important to remember that taste is subjective, and personal preferences play a significant role.
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