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Giacosa Bruno

The estate is located in the municipality of Neive in the Italian region Piedmont, It was founded in the early 1990s by the Italian wine legend Bruno Giacosa (1929-2018), who worked with Angelo Gaja laid the foundation for the quality revolution in Piedmont in the 1960s. For a long time, Giacosa did not have its own vineyards, but worked as a grape buyer. The loner was also called the "great silent man" because of his introversion. He swore non-invasive Methods in the cellar, namely to move the wine as little as possible. Since he's expanding into new ones barriques and filtration nothing considered, he was considered a traditionalist, but he was always open to new techniques and knowledge. With the support of his cellar master Dante Scaglione, he was one of the best wine makers in Italy. After the death of Giacosa, the company is run by his daughter Bruna, who had been in a responsible position since 2004.

Bruno Giacosa - Asili in Barbaresco

For many years, only grapes from carefully selected locations were bought in. It was not until the late 1980s that Giacosa invested in its own vineyards. The vineyards cover 20 hectares of vines in their own ownership, including in prime locations of Barbaresco (Asili and Rabaja) and Barolo (Falletto di Serralunga and La Morra). These wines are marketed under the name "Azienda Agricola Falletto di Bruno Giacosa". In addition, grapes are still purchased and these wines are produced under the name "Casa Vinicola Bruno Giacosa".

The main grape varieties are the red ones Nebbiolo and Dolcetto, as well as the white Arneis, The wines are fermented in stainless steel, using appropriate mashing techniques extraction the material from the grape skins (and not from the seeds) is forced. They mature in medium-sized French oak barrels in the mid-1990s. The long matured wines are particularly soft tannins out. Only in the best years are they bottled according to location. In worse years, the wines are downgraded. DOC / DOCG wines are Barbaresco. Barbera d'Alba. Barolo. Dolcetto d'Alba. Grignolino d'Asti. Nebbiolo d'Alba and Roero, The absolute top wonders include “Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto” and “Barbaresco Asili”.

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