Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d'Alba Falletto

Dolcetto 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

Black cherry and blackberry fruit aromas lifted by floral and spice notes. Rich, ripe fruit on the palate, with a complex and balanced finish.

  • Grape variety: Dolcetto
  • Subarea: The Falletto subarea of Serralunga d’Alba and Lirano di Sinio
  • Exposure: Southwest/West
  • Yield: 55 hL/Ha
  • Fermentation and maceration: 9 days in stainless steel vats
  • Malolactic fermentation: completely developed
  • Refinement: 6 months in stainless steel vats; 1 month in bottle
  • Bottling: May 2019
  • Alcohol: 13.57% vol.
  • Total acidity: 5.45 g/L
  • pH: 3.49
  • Total extract: 27.6 g/L
  • Optimal period for consumption: 2019-2022

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

Black cherry and blackberry fruit aromas lifted by floral and spice notes. Rich, ripe fruit on the palate, with a finish accented by broad, dusty tannins and a note of mocha.

  • Grape variety: Dolcetto
  • Subarea: The Falletto subarea of Serralunga d’Alba and Lirano di Sinio
  • Exposure: Southwest/West
  • Yield: 55 hL/Ha
  • Fermentation and maceration: 9 days in stainless steel vats with 6 days of maceration
  • Malolactic fermentation: completely developed
  • Refinement: 6 months in stainless steel vats; 1 month in bottle
  • Bottling: May 2018
  • Alcohol: 14.5% vol.
  • Total acidity: 5.50 g/L
  • pH: 3.48
  • Total extract: 28.8 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

Black cherry and blackberry fruit aromas lifted by floral and spice notes. Rich, ripe fruit on the palate, with a finish accented by broad, dusty tannins and a note of mocha.

  • Grape variety: Dolcetto
  • Subarea: Falletto di Serralunga and Lirano in Sinio
  • Exposure: Southwest/West
  • Yield: 55 hL/Ha
  • Fermentation and maceration: 9 days in stainless steel vats with 6 days of maceration
  • Malolactic fermentation: completely developed
  • Refinement: 6 months in stainless steel vats; 1 month in bottle
  • Bottling: May 2017
  • Alcohol: 14.5% vol.
  • Total acidity: 5.60 g/L
  • pH: 3.43
  • Total extract: 28.8 g/L

  • 90

    Points

    Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d’Alba Falletto
    Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, December 2018

    "Ripe and exotic, this red exudes blackberry, boysenberry, violet and mineral flavors. Solidly built, with a strong grip on the lingering aftertaste. Drink now through 2024. 150 cases imported."

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  • 88

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    Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d’Alba Falletto
    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, June 2017

    "The 2016 Dolcetto d'Alba opens to a vinous and foxy nose of black cherry and raw fruit. The wine reveals a saturated ruby color with blackish coloring at the edges. This vintage delivers an extraordinary sense of varietal purity. Grapes used to make this wine were purchased from outside farmers located in the Neive township. I tasted this wine less than a week after it was bottled, but the underlying potential of the fruit is apparent."

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  • 89

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    Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d’Alba Falletto
    Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, April 2018

    "Ripe cherry, blackberry and earth notes mark this fruity red. It's firm as well, yet enjoy this overall for its frank expression of ripe Dolcetto. Drink now through 2020. 598 cases made."

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2016 Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d’Alba Falletto – Label

2016 Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d’Alba Falletto – Tasting Notes

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2017 Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d’Alba Falletto – Tasting Notes

2018 Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d’Alba Falletto – Label

2018 Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d’Alba Falletto – Tasting Notes

Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d’Alba Falletto – Non-vintage Bottle

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