Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d'Alba

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

Intense and complex, with cherry, strawberry and blackberry notes. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and well-balanced, with good freshness.

  • Grape variety: Dolcetto
  • Vineyards: Select vineyards in the villages of Neive, Neviglie, Treiso and Alba
  • Exposure: Southeast/Southwest/East
  • Yield: 55 hl/ha
  • Fermentation and maceration: 10-12 days in stainless steel vats
  • Malolactic fermentation: completely developed
  • Refinement: 7 months in stainless steel vats
  • Bottling: April 2019
  • Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
  • Total acidity: 5.31 g/L
  • pH: 3.55
  • Total extract: 28.5 g/L

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 and complex, with cherry, strawberry and blackberry notes. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and well-balanced, with good freshness.

  • Grape variety: Dolcetto
  • Vineyards: Select vineyards in the villages of Neive, Neviglie, Treiso and Alba
  • Exposure: Southeast/Southwest/East
  • Yield: 55 hl/ha
  • Fermentation and maceration: 7 days in stainless steel vats; 5 days of maceration
  • Malolactic fermentation: completely developed
  • Refinement: 7 months in stainless steel vats
  • Bottling: April 2018
  • Alcohol: 14% vol.
  • Total acidity: 5.30 g/L
  • pH: 3.50
  • Total extract: 30 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 and complex, with cherry, strawberry and blackberry notes. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and well-balanced, with good freshness.

  • Grape variety: Dolcetto
  • Vineyards: Select vineyards in the villages of Neive, Neviglie, Treiso and Alba
  • Exposure: Southeast/Southwest/East
  • Yield: 55 hl/ha
  • Vinification: Stainless steel vats
  • Fermentation and maceration: 7 days in stainless steel vats; 5 days of maceration
  • Malolactic fermentation: completely developed
  • Refinement: 7 months in stainless steel vats
  • Bottling: April 2017
  • Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
  • Total acidity: 5.55 g/L
  • pH: 3.56
  • Total extract: 29 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 and complex, with cherry, strawberry and blackberry notes. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and well-balanced, with good freshness.

  • Grape variety: Dolcetto
  • Alcohol: 14% vol.
  • Total acidity: 5.15 g/L
  • pH: 3.56

  • 89

    points

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

    "Rich and juicy, exuding black currant, blackberry and violet aromas and flavors, with a hint of chocolate on the lingering finish. Drink now. 1,000 cases imported."

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  • 88

    points

    Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d’Alba
    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, June 2016

    "The 2015 Dolcetto d'Alba opens to a very fruity bouquet with ripe cherry and raspberry on prominent display. The wine offers immediate appeal and dark cherry that spills over into tilled earth and button mushroom. The Dolcetto grape doesn't offer much tannic support, but this wine offers noticeable firmness nonetheless. This was not an easy vintage for Dolcetto, but the winemaking team at the Giacosa winery took extra steps to safeguard the integrity of the fruit."

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  • 90

    points

    Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d’Alba
    Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, March 2017

    "A blast of black currant, blackberry, violet and spice notes marks this intense, concentrated red. Juicy, with fine balance and a long, chocolate-tinged finish. Drink now through 2020. 800 cases imported. –BS"

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2017 Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d’Alba – Tasting Notes

2018 Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d’Alba – Label

2018 Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d’Alba – Tasting Notes

Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d’Alba – Non-vintage Bottle

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