Bruno Giacosa Barbera d'Alba Falletto

Barbera d’Alba DOC, Piemonte

One of the legendary winemakers of the world, Bruno Giacosa joined the family business at the age of 15, representing the third generation of his Langhe winemaking family. Giacosa’s unfailing pursuit of perfection, his unrivaled palate and his intimate knowledge of vineyards in the Langhe quickly drew recognition and helped establish Piedmont as a leading wine region. His legacy rests with daughter Bruna, who continues to uphold her father’s winemaking philosophy to respect traditional techniques while using the best of modern technology. The goal is for each distinguished site to produce articulate, unique wines.

Tasting Notes

Intense aromas and flavors of cherry, layered with hints of licorice, graphite, and plum preserves. Balanced and full-bodied on the palate with nicely integrated acidity.

  • Grape variety: Barbera
  • Subarea: Falletto subarea in Serralunga d’Alba
  • Exposure: Southwest
  • Yield: 50 hL/ha
  • Harvest date: 13-14 September 2017
  • Fermentation and maceration: 12 days in stainless steel vats
  • Malolactic fermentation: completely developed
  • Refinement: 14 months in French oak barrels; 1 month in bottle
  • Bottling: May 2019
  • Alcohol: 15.5% vol.
  • Total acidity: 6.90 g/L
  • pH: 3.38
  • Total extract: 30 g/L
  • Optimal period for consumption: 2019-2025

One of the legendary winemakers of the world, Bruno Giacosa joined the family business at the age of 15, representing the third generation of his Langhe winemaking family. Giacosa’s unfailing pursuit of perfection, his unrivaled palate and his intimate knowledge of vineyards in the Langhe quickly drew recognition and helped establish Piedmont as a leading wine region. His legacy rests with daughter Bruna, who continues to uphold her father’s winemaking philosophy to respect traditional techniques while using the best of modern technology. The goal is for each distinguished site to produce articulate, unique wines.

Tasting Notes

Intense aromas and flavors of cherry, layered with hints of licorice, graphite, and plum preserves. Balanced and full-bodied on the palate with nicely integrated acidity.

  • Grape variety: Barbera
  • Subarea: Falletto subarea in Serralunga d’Alba
  • Exposure: Southwest
  • Yield: 50 hL/ha
  • Harvest date: 28-30 September 2016
  • Fermentation and maceration: 12 days in stainless steel vats
  • Malolactic fermentation: completely developed
  • Refinement: 13 months in French oak barrels; 1 month in bottle
  • Bottling: May 2018
  • Alcohol: 15% vol.
  • Total acidity: 6.95 g/L
  • pH: 3.40
  • Total extract: 30.8 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

Intense aromas and flavors of cherry, layered with hints of licorice, graphite, and plum preserves. Balanced and full-bodied on the palate with nicely integrated acidity.

  • Grape variety: Barbera
  • Subarea: Falletto in Serralunga d’Alba
  • Exposure: Southwest
  • Yield: 50 hL/ha
  • Harvest date: 22 September 2015
  • Fermentation and maceration: 15 days in stainless steel vats
  • Malolactic fermentation: completely developed
  •  Refinement: 13 months in French oak barrels; 1 month in bottle
  •  Bottling: May 2017
  • Alcohol: 15.2% vol.
  • Total acidity: 6.95 g/L
  •  pH: 3.40
  • Total extract: 30.8 g/L

  • 91

    points

    Bruno Giacosa Barbera d’Alba Falletto
    Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, November 2018

    "The plum and blackberry fruit stains the palate in this meaty, spicy and intense red. The sheer size and density is offset by vivid acidity, which keeps this focused and long. Think grilled meat. Drink now through 2024. 150 cases imported."

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  • 93

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    Bruno Giacosa Barbera d’Alba Falletto
    James Suckling, James Suckling, September 2018

    "Loads of blackberries and blueberries here with citrus peel and flowers. Full body, juicy fruit and a vivid and fruity finish. Lots of citrus peel underneath it all. Drink or hold."

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  • 95

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    Bruno Giacosa Barbera d’Alba Falletto
    James Suckling, James Suckling, October 2017

    "Fantastic concentration and richness, yet always bright and vivid. Blackberries and wet earth with lots of orange peel. Full and very long. Lovely texture. Drink now."

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2017 Bruno Giacosa Barbera d’Alba Falletto – Label

2017 Bruno Giacosa Barbera d’Alba Falletto – Tasting Notes

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