Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco DOCG

Barbaresco 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

Intense, yet fine and elegant, with notes of raspberry and strawberry layered with tobacco and mineral tones. The wine finishes with refined, polished tannins.

  • Grape variety: Nebbiolo
  • Vineyard exposure: Southwest
  • Age of vines: 15 years old
  • Soil: Calcareous clay with a good percentage of sand
  • Vineyard density: 4,000 vines per hectare
  • Yield: 54 hL/ha
  • Harvest date: 1-2 October 2014
  • Fermentation and maceration: 21 days in stainless steel vats
  • Malolactic fermentation: completely developed
  • Refinement: 18 months in large, 110 hL Botti cask of French oak, 8 months in bottle
  • Bottling: July 2016
  • Alcohol: 14.42% vol.
  • Total acidity: 5.72 g/L
  • pH: 3.56
  • Total extract: 28 g/L

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    Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco DOCG
    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, June 2017

    "This is a difficult wine to find in the marketplace and it is rarely presented for official review. In fact, the last time it was produced was way back in 2008. The 2014 Barbaresco sees fruit sourced from the lower part of the Asili cru with some smaller amounts from Rabajà. This is a very opulent and rich expression with forward determination and power. This is an unusual vintage with a cool summer and a very warm pre-harvest period. It produced interesting wines specifically in Barbaresco and almost nowhere else in Northern Italy. The quality of fruit is ripe and a touch sweet. Its texture is succulent and soft. The wine feels like it could be ready to drink now, but it also has the pedigree and beautiful inner structure for long cellar aging."

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    Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco DOCG
    Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, September 2017

    "Silky and elegant, exhibiting cherry, strawberry, rose and subtle white pepper aromas and flavors. Tobacco and iron details emerge as this builds to a long, expansive finish. Already harmonious, yet with a firm underlying structure. Best from 2020 through 2036. 295 cases made."

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