Bruno Giacosa - Barolo Falletto2012
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James Suckling 97
A young wine that builds on the palate with plums, spices, cedar and hints of chocolate. Turns to hazelnuts. Full to medium body, but this builds on the palate. Juicy and chewy with caressing tannins. Love the way it grows on the palate.
by JS, James Suckling , 2016
Robert Parker 93+
The 2012 Barolo Falletto is a bit timid to open and needs extra time in the glass (especially when tasted this young). This wine was bottled in March. The wine already shows impressive complexity and depth with drying mineral notes that frame a pretty core of cherry and blackberry fruit. Background notes of light spice and grilled herb complete this pretty picture. What stands out most here, however, is the tight textural fabric of this wine. It is poised for very good aging potential.
by ML, Robert Parker , 2016
Wine Spectator 94
A gorgeous red, featuring all the hallmarks of great Barolo, with cherry, strawberry, floral and tobacco flavors that show hints of tar and licorice. The beefy tannins are there, but they're not overwhelming, and this glides to a lingering aftertaste of fruit, mineral and savory elements.
by BS, Wine Spectator , 2016
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.
Grape variety: Nebbiolo
Subarea: Falletto (village of Serralunga d’Alba)
Age of vines: 18-21 years old
Harvest date: 28-29 September 2012
Fermentation and maceration: 18 days in stainless steel vats
Malolactic fermentation: completely developed
Refinement: 30 months in French oak + 8 months in bottle
Bottling: March 2016
Alcohol: 14.45% vol.
Total acidity: 5.75 g/L
Total extract: 30.6 g/L
Intense, elegant and complex nose with red fruit, floral and spice notes. The palate presents good freshness, excellent structure and fine, velvety tannins.
Optimal period for consumption: 2016-2030