Bruno Giacosa established his reputation in the 1980s as a benchmark producer in Italy. He is considered a traditionalist, and chooses his parcels and grapes with scrupulous care and only vinifies if conditions are optimal. The stringent criteria and precision of a producer of grands crus are reflected in the subtlety and complexity of his wines.
About the cuvée
This Barbaresco is made from Nebbiolo grown by domain Bruno Giacosa. This is a domain that spans 2.5 hectares of terroir rich in clay, chalk and sand. Located in Asili, the vineyard is south- and south-east-facing and its vines are 25 years old on average. They are planted at a density of around 4,200 roots per hectare for a yield reaching around 45 l/hectare. This Barbaresco is fermented and macerated for 15 days in a stainless steel vat, including full malolactic fermentation. It is matured for 32 months in French oak casks. In the glass it has a garnet, red colour with flecks of orange. On the nose we get notes of red fruit (raspberry, forest fruit) and flowers (violet, rose). On the palate this is a silky wine, well-structured with beautiful freshness. You can drink this wine now though we recommend ageing it for a few years so it can refine. It has excellent cellaring potential. Serve it at an ambient temperature with lamb and herbs or beef bourguignon.
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