Bruno Giacosa Spumante Extra Brut

Lombardia

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

Straw colored with fine perlage. The nose presents floral aromas with complex and rich notes of almond and brioche. On the palate, the wine is fresh, fragrant and balanced.

  • Grape variety: Pinot Nero
  • Vineyards: Village of Casteggio (Oltrepò Pavese, Pavia)
  • Yield: 50 hL/ha
  • Vinification: Stainless steel vats
  • Length of fermentation: 15 days
  • Length of secondary fermentation: 55 days
  • Malolactic fermentation: not developed
  • Refinement: 30 months on the yeast
  • Bottling: May 2016
  • First disgorgement: January 2019
  • Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
  • Total acidity: 5.90 g/L
  • Residual sugar: 4 g/L
  • pH: 3.24
  • Total extract: 25 g/L
  • Optimal period for consumption: 2019-2026

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

Ripe stone fruit characters are matched with notes of lemon custard, almonds and brioche. Fresh and fragrant in the mouth.

  • Grape variety: Pinot nero
  • Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
  • Total acidity: 5.45 g/L
  • pH: 3.20

  • 89

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    Bruno Giacosa Spumante Extra Brut
    Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, December 2015

    "Made entirely with Pinot Nero, this straw colored Metodo Classico opens with subdued aromas of nut and a whiff of bread crust. The palate is more expressive, offering white peach, citrus zest and pastry notes alongside a creamy mousse. An almond note closes the finish."

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  • 93

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    Bruno Giacosa Spumante Extra Brut
    James Suckling, James Suckling, November 2014

    "This is more refined and relaxed than the 2006. Full body with refined bubbles. Apple, lemon and hints of minerals. Drink now."

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  • 93

    points

    Bruno Giacosa Spumante Extra Brut
    James Suckling, James Suckling, November 2015

    "A firm, fruity white with sliced apple, melon and hints of cream. Full body, a lovely bead and a long finish. This is always super quality. Disgorged in March 2015."

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2007 Bruno Giacosa Spumante Extra Brut – Bottle

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2015 Bruno Giacosa Spumante Brut – Label

2015 Bruno Giacosa Spumante Brut – Tasting notes

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