Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis

Roero Arneis DOCG, 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. Bruno Giacosa was one of two producers in Piedmont credited with saving Arneis by bottling the wine commercially in the late 1960s.

Tasting Notes

The nose presents lemon, pineapple, peach and apricot notes with floral hints. On the palate, it is fresh, full-bodied, with mineral notes and a persistent finish.

  • Grape variety: Arneis
  • Vineyards: Select vineyards in the villages of Vezza d’Alba, Monteu Roero, Santo Stefano Roero, Canale, Montà d’Alba
  • Age of vines: 70-24 years
  • Yield: 70 hL/ha
  • Vinification: Stainless steel vats
  • Length of fermentation: 25-30 days
  • Malolactic fermentation: not developed
  • Refinement: 4 months in stainless steel vats + 1 month in bottle
  • Bottling: February 2019
  • Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
  • Total acidity: 5.10 g/L
  • pH: 3.32
  • Total extract: 22.5 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

The nose presents pineapple, pear and apricot notes with floral hints. On the palate, it is fresh, full-bodied, with mineral notes and a persistent finish.

  • Grape variety: Arneis
  • Vineyards: Select vineyards in the villages of Vezza d’Alba, Monteu Roero, Santo Stefano Roero, Canale, Montà d’Alba
  • Age of vines: 70-24 years
  • Yield: 70 hL/ha
  • Vinification: Stainless steel vats
  • Length of fermentation: 25-30 days
  • Malolactic fermentation: not developed
  • Refinement: 4 months in stainless steel vats + 1 month in bottle
  • Bottling: February 2018
  • Alcohol: 13.7% vol.
  • Total acidity: 5.45 g/L
  • pH: 3.29
  • Total extract: 22.5 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

The nose presents pineapple, pear and apricot notes with floral hints. On the palate, it is fresh, full-bodied, with mineral notes and a persistent finish.

  • Grape variety: Arneis
  • Vineyards: Select vineyards in the villages of Vezza d’Alba, Monteu Roero, Santo Stefano Roero, Canale, Montà d’Alba
  • Age of vines: 15-22 years
  • Yield: 70 hL/ha
  • Vinification: Stainless steel vats
  • Length of fermentation: 15-20 days
  • Malolactic fermentation: not developed
  • Refinement: 4 months in stainless steel vats + 1 month in bottle
  • Bottling: February 2017
  • Alcohol: 13.65% vol.
  • Total acidity: 5.25 g/L
  • pH: 3.29
  • Total extract: 22.5 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

The nose presents pineapple, pear and apricot notes with floral hints. On the palate, it is fresh, full-bodied, with mineral notes and a persistent finish.

  • Grape variety: Arneis
  • Alcohol: 13.65% vol.
  • Total acidity: 5.55 g/L
  • pH: 3.32

  • 90

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    Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis
    Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, November 2018

    "Lemon, tangerine, white flower and mineral aromas and flavors power this sleek, focused white, backed by a vibrant structure. Builds to a long finish. Drink now. 3,000 cases imported."

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  • 91

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    Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis
    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, June 2018

    "From a hot vintage, the 2017 Roero Arneis is a rich and pulpy white wine with bright fruit definition. The bouquet delivers tropical fruit, papaya and apricot. The mouthfeel is rich with thick fruit flavors. This vintage shows superior structure. But an expert winemaking hand is clearly at play, because that sunny ripeness falls short of tasting jammy or too heavy. Bruna Giacosa tells me that because of reduced yields, it proved challenging to source enough fruit to make this wine. Drink this fruit-forward white wine within the next few years."

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  • 94

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    Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis
    James Suckling, James Suckling, July 2018

    "This is very beautiful. Lime-skin, light-pear and lemon aromas and mineral undertones. Full-bodied, dense and very intense with layers of fruit and flavor. Extremely long finish. Fantastic density and richness, yet always crisp and lively. Drink now."

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  • 90

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    Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis
    Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, September 2017

    "Floral and peach aromas give way to peach, melon and citrus flavors in this harmonious, juicy white. Impeccably balanced and very drinkable, with a long, delicate aftertaste. Drink now. 11,500 cases made."

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  • 92

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    Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis
    James Suckling, James Suckling, January 2018

    "A white with lots of white-peach and apple aromas with hints of lemon zest. Full-bodied, round and layered. Rich and exotic in the end. Drink now."

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  • 92+

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    Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis
    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, June 2017

    "The 2016 Roero Arneis was bottled on Saint Valentine's Day and that's a fitting touch. Some 140,000 bottles were made, which is more than average. This is a fresh and buoyant wine that is loaded with tangy tropical fruit, pineapple and honeydew melon. The wine's intensity is exuberant, pronounced and refreshing. Dustings of fine mineral and salty limestone characteristics give the wine a brilliant sense of polish and crispness. Bruna Giacosa tells me the fruit harvested in 2016 was beautiful. She distinctly remembers the perfumes of the Arneis grapes as they came into the winery on the back of a truck during harvest. This is a beautiful white wine."

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  • 87

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    Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis
    Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, July 2017

    "Peach, apple and grapefruit flavors ply the lush texture in this open white. A light flourish of bitter citrus upholds the finish. Drink now. 1,500 cases imported."

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  • 90+

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    Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis
    Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, June 2016

    "The Bruno Giacosa 2015 Roero Arneis is a mineral-driven and beautifully fresh white wine that would taste great on a warm summer evening. The wine sports a luminous golden color that seems slightly more intense in this vintage. The bouquet offers citrus, peach, dried sage and crushed oyster shell. In the mouth, the wine is tangy and crisp."

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  • 91

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    Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis
    Stephanie Johnson, Wine & Spirits, December 2016

    "Lemony acidity lifts this wine’s honey and orchard fruit flavors and, along with the waxy texture, gives an impression that’s reminiscent of a Loire chenin. It feels poised and balanced, the pear and apple flavors remaining cool and fresh on the way to a long and elegant finish."

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