The Azienda Agricola (AA) Falletto vineyards, owned by Bruno Giacosa, amount to around twenty hectares of some of the most famous and desirable sites of Serralunga d’Alba and La Morra communes in the Barolo zone and Barbaresco and Neive communes of Barbaresco. Casa Vinicola (CV) Bruno Giacosa is the label that adorns the wines made by grapes – never wine – brought in by Giacosa, always from long-standing relationships and effectively from vineyards managed with the characteristic Giacosa scrutiny. Between them, these are regarded as contenders for the great wines of Italy and are amongst the most exciting and sought-after in the world.
The estate’s 2006 Dolcetto d’Alba Falletto is made from the same vineyard in Serralunga that is the source of Giacosa’s Barolos. It is a rich Dolcetto jam-packed with vibrant, shimmering fruit supported by notable structure. With air, licorice and menthol nuances emerge adding further complexity. This is one of the very rare cases with Dolcetto where I am tempted to say that a few additional months of aging will help the wine come together even more.
At a time in life when many of his colleagues have begun to slow down, Bruno Giacosa continues to make stunning wines of the highest level. Of course Giacosa has the good fortune of having the services of long-time oenologist Dante Scaglione, who is one of the most prodigiously talented winemakers in Italy; Antonio Galloni
Bruno Giacosa is a quiet and dignified winemaking genius in Neive … the least promotion-conscious winemaker in Italy who prefers to let his wines do the talking for him. Robert M. Parker Jr.
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