Bruno Giacosa - Barolo Falletto label

Bruno Giacosa - Barolo Falletto 2017

Red Wine

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Item# 83326-17/6PK

Description

Purchased in 1980, the Falletto estate is comprised of 13 hectares (32acres) in the commune of Serralunga d’Alba. Considered by Bruno Giacosa as the best area for producing elegant and long-lived Barolos, the Falletto vineyard is southwest facing on steep slopes of calcareaous clay soils in an amphitheater shape. The Falletto wines are austere, elegant and complex on the nose, with excellent structure and suave tannins.

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: Falletto (village of Serralunga d’Alba)
Vineyard exposure: Southwest
Age of vines: 22-26 years old
Yield: 45 hL/ha
Harvest date: October 8
Fermentation and maceration: 20 days in stainless steel vats
Malolactic fermentation: completely developed
Refinement: 30 months in Botti cask of French oak, 6 months in bottle
Bottling: July
Total acidity: 5.60 g/L
pH: 3.55
Total extract: 30.2 g/L
Optimal period for consumption: 2020-2040