Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto Vigna Le Rocche Riserva

Barolo DOCG, Piemonte

Bruno Giacosa’s winemaking philosophy combines a respect for tradition and conservative winemaking with the selected use of modern technology to obtain the best expression of each vineyard’s terroir. He is convinced that great wines begin in the vineyard with the production of grapes cultivated by experienced growers. This belief pushes him to improve quality with every harvest. In the cellar, the goal is to produce a wine that maintains its identity from vine to bottle, so winemaking methods are traditional and in full respect of the grape’s typical characteristics.

Tasting Notes

Red garnet color with orange glints. Elegant and refined on the nose with notes of mature red fruit, rose petal and dried flowers. On the palate, the wine showcases a silky texture, full body, good acidity and velvety tannins.

The weather in 2012 resulted in a generally cooler year, with an abnormally harsh, cold winter and below average temperatures in February. Fortunately, the year also supplied plenty of water in the form of rain and snow, which gave good balance in wines produced from Nebbiolo grapes. Diligent work in the vineyards and a light touch in the winery produced wines with good drinkability already from a young age, even those traditionally more austere such as the excellent 2012 Falletto Vigna Le Rocche Riserva.

  • Grape variety: Nebbiolo
  • Subarea: Falletto (village of Serralunga d’Alba)
  • Vineyard: Le Rocche
  • Vineyard exposure: South
  • Age of vines: 38 years old
  • Yield: 45 hL/ha
  • Harvest date: October 1, 2012
  • Fermentation and maceration: 20 days in stainless steel vats
  • Malolactic fermentation: completely developed
  • Refinement: 30 months in large, 110hL Botti cask of French oak, 36 months in bottle
  • Bottling: July 2014
  • Alcohol: 14.50% vol.
  • Total acidity: 5.70 g/L
  • pH: 3.63
  • Total extract: 30.5 g/L
  • Optimal period for consumption: 2019-2035

Bruno Giacosa’s winemaking philosophy combines a respect for tradition and conservative winemaking with the selected use of modern technology to obtain the best expression of each vineyard’s terroir. He is convinced that great wines begin in the vineyard with the production of grapes cultivated by experienced growers. This belief pushes him to improve quality with every harvest. In the cellar, the goal is to produce a wine that maintains its identity from vine to bottle, so winemaking methods are traditional and in full respect of the grape’s typical characteristics.

Tasting Notes

Elegant and refined on the nose with notes of mature red fruit, rose petal and dried flowers. On the palate, the wine showcases a silky texture, full body, good acidity and velvety tannins.

  • Grape variety: Nebbiolo
  • Subarea: Falletto (village of Serralunga d’Alba)
  • Vineyard: Le Rocche
  • Vineyard exposure: South
  • Age of vines: 38 years old
  • Yield: 45 hL/ha
  • Harvest date: 22-23 September 2011
  • Fermentation and maceration: 20 days in stainless steel vats
  • Malolactic fermentation: completely developed
  • Refinement: 33 months in large, 110hL Botti cask of French oak, 27 months in bottle
  • Bottling: July 2014
  • Alcohol: 14.50% vol.
  • Total acidity: 5.70 g/L
  • pH: 3.64
  • Total extract: 30.5 g/L

Bruno Giacosa’s winemaking philosophy combines a respect for tradition and conservative winemaking with the selected use of modern technology to obtain the best expression of each vineyard’s terroir. He is convinced that great wines begin in the vineyard with the production of grapes cultivated by experienced growers. This belief pushes him to improve quality with every harvest. In the cellar, the goal is to produce a wine that maintains its identity from vine to bottle, so winemaking methods are traditional and in full respect of the grape’s typical characteristics.

Tasting Notes

Complex nose of dried rose petal, ripe fruit, orange peel, truffle and spice lead to a palate that is generous and full-bodied, but still precise and elegant.

  • Grape variety: Nebbiolo
  • Alcohol: 14.50% vol.
  • Total acidity: 5.65 g/L
  • pH: 3.60

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2008 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto Vigna Le Rocche Riserva – Label

2008 Bruno Giacosa Le Rocche del Falletto Riserva Barolo – Bottle

2008 Bruno Giacosa Le Rocche del Falletto Riserva Barolo – Tasting Notes

2011 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto Vigna Le Rocche Riserva – Bottle

2011 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto Vigna Le Rocche Riserva – Label

2011 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto Vigna Le Rocche Riserva – Tasting Notes

2012 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto Vigna Le Rocche Riserva – Bottle

2012 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto Vigna Le Rocche Riserva – Label

2012 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto Vigna Le Rocche Riserva – Tasting notes

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