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Bruno Giacosa - Barbaresco Asili Riserva 2014

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Item# 83322-14/6PK

Product Ratings

James Suckling 99pt
Robert Parker 97pt
Wine Spectator 97pt

Descprition

Asili represents one of the most important single vineyards of Barbaresco. Bruno Giacosa's vineyards are comprised of 2.5 hectares, planted in calcareous clay soils with a sandy vein. The Asili wines showcase an expressive and elegant profile. Vintage: 2014 was a classical year regarding the weather and climatically balanced without any extreme heat or rain. Worthy of taking note is the temperature range during the summer between daytime highs and nighttime lows, which favored a good accumulation of aromatic notes in the Nebbiolo variety. The wines produced in this vintage are very fine and elegant, with refined fruit aromas and a medium to high structure.

Estate

One of the legendary winemakers of the world, Bruno Giacosa crafted the most prestigious single-vineyard Barolo and Barbaresco wines during a career that spanned nearly eight decades. He 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. In 1980, Giacosa began to acquire prime parcels in Serralunga d’Alba, La Morra and Barbaresco to produce wines that are rightly regarded as the finest expressions of Nebbiolo. 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.

Technical data

Grape variety: Nebbiolo
Subarea: Asili (Village of Barbaresco)
Area: 2.5 ha
Vineyard exposure: South and southwest
Age of vines: 25 years old
Soil: Calcareous clay with a good percentage of sand
Vineyard density: 4,200 vines per hectare
Yield: 45 hL/ha
Harvest date: September 30
Fermentation and maceration: 15 days in stainless steel vats
Malolactic fermentation: completely developed
Refinement: 32 months in 110hL Botti cask of French oak, 18 months in bottle
Bottling: July
Alcohol: 14.50% vol.
Total acidity: 5.65 g/L
pH: 3.61
Total extract: 29.7 g/L