Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili

Barbaresco DOCG, Piemonte

Vintage: This vintage started with an early budding of the vines followed by a normal spring and a very hot summer, especially during the month of July with temperatures much higher than normal. The wines made from the Nebbiolo grape in this vintage are fragrant and distinctly fruity with a good tannic plot and a medium to high structure. The 2015 Barbaresco Asili is the emblem of balance and fruitiness.

Tasting Notes

Intense garnet red color. Notes of raspberry, blackcurrant and wild strawberry are found on the nose. On the palate, good structure is matched with freshness of fruit and fine tannins.

  • Grape variety: Nebbiolo
  • Subarea: Asili (Village of Barbaresco)
  • Area: 2.5 ha
  • Vineyard exposure: South and southwest
  • Age of vines: 18 years old
  • Soil: Calcareous clay with a sandy vein
  • Harvest date: September 22-24, 2015
  • Fermentation and maceration: 17 days in stainless steel vats
  • Malolactic fermentation: completely developed
  • Refinement: 18 months in large, 110hL Botti cask of French oak, 6 months in bottle
  • Bottling: July 2017
  • Alcohol: 14.50% vol.
  • Total acidity: 5.60 g/L
  • pH: 3.53
  • Total extract: 29.8 g/L
  • Optimal period for consumption: 2020-2030

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

The nose offers red fruit characters and aromas of roses and dried flowers. The palate presents good structure supported by excellent freshness. Tannins are present, but they are sweet and silky.

  • Grape variety: Nebbiolo
  • Alcohol: 14.5% vol.
  • Total acidity: 5.60 g/L
  • pH: 3.58

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