Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Rabajà

Barbaresco DOCG, Piemonte

Vintage: 2014 was a classical year regarding the weather and climatically balanced without any extreme heat or rain. Worthy of taking note is the range in the temperature during the summer nights between daytime highs and nighttime lows, which favored a good accumulation of aromatic notes in the Nebbiolo variety. The wines produced in this vintage are very fine and elegant, with refined fruit aromas and a medium to high structure.

Tasting Notes

Red garnet color with orange highlights. Spice, violets and fresh red fruit aromas lead to a palate that is full bodied, structured and refined. A persistent finish marked by minerality and herbal characteristics.

  • Grape variety: Nebbiolo
  • Subarea: Rabajà (village of Barbaresco)
  • Area: 0.6 ha
  • Vineyard exposure: Southwest
  • Age of vines: 19-21 years old
  • Soil: Calcareous clay
  • Vineyard density: 4,000 vines per hectare
  • Yield: 45 hL/ha
  • Harvest date: October 8, 2014
  • Fermentation and maceration: 22 days in stainless steel vats
  • Malolactic fermentation: completely developed
  • Refinement: 18 months in large, 110hL Botti cask of French oak, 16 months in bottle
  • Bottling: July 2016
  • Alcohol: 14.50% vol.
  • Total acidity: 5.70 g/L
  • pH: 3.49
  • Total extract: 28.9 g/L
  • Optimal period for consumption: 2019-2030

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

Spice, violets and fruit aromas of strawberries, plums and orange peel lead to a palate that is full bodied, structured and refined. A persistent finish marked by minerality and herbal characteristics.

  • Grape variety: Nebbiolo
  • Subarea: Rabajà (village of Barbaresco)
  • Vineyard exposure: Southwest
  • Age of vines: 18-20 years old
  • Soil: Calcareous clay
  • Vineyard density: 4,000 vines per hectare
  • Yield: 45 hL/ha
  • Harvest date: October 14, 2013
  • Fermentation and maceration: 22 days in stainless steel vats
  • Malolactic fermentation: completely developed
  • Refinement: 30 months in large, 110hL Botti cask of French oak, 7 months in bottle
  • Bottling: July 2016
  • Alcohol: 14.50% vol.
  • Total acidity: 5.80 g/L
  • pH: 3.49
  • Total extract: 28.9 g/L

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