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Giacosa Bruno

The winery is located in the municipality of Neive in the Italian region Piedmont, It was founded in the early 1990s by the Italian winemaker Bruno Giacosa (1929-2018), who along with Angelo Gaja in the 1960s laid the foundation for the quality revolution in Piedmont. For a long time Giacosa had no own vineyards, but worked as a grape buyer. The loner was also called "great silence" because of his introversion. He swore non-invasive Methods in the cellar, namely to move the wine as little as possible. Since he is expanding into new barriques and filtration He was considered a traditionalist, but he was always open to new techniques and insights. With the support of his cellarmaster Dante Scaglione he was one of the best winemakers in Italy. The company is run after the death of Giacosa by his daughter Bruna, who has been working since 2004 in a responsible position.

Bruno Giacosa - Asili in Barbaresco

For many years, only grapes from carefully selected locations were purchased. Only from the end of the 1980s did Giacosa invest in its own vineyards. The vineyards cover 20 hectares of privately owned vineyards 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 being purchased and these wines are produced under the name "Casa Vinicola Bruno Giacosa".

The most important grape varieties are the red ones Nebbiolo and Dolcetto, as well as the white Arneis, The wines are fermented in stainless steel, whereby by appropriate mashing techniques the extraction the substances from the grape skins (and not from the cores) is forced. They mature in mid-1990s in medium-sized barrels of French oak. The long-developed wines are characterized by soft tannins out. Only in the best years, they are filled site-specific. In worse years, the wines are outclassed. DOC / DOCG wines are Barbaresco. Barbera d'Alba. Barolo. Dolcetto d'Alba. Grignolino d'Asti. Nebbiolo d'Alba and Roero, Among the absolute topweeds are "Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto" and "Barbaresco Asili".

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