• Arneis Roero DOCG 2018

      Arneis Roero DOCG 2018

      The pale yellow Roero Arneis, mirrored in greenish reflections, has a charming floral nose, followed by a fresh and pure taste with hints of peach and banana. Roero Arneis is also called Barolo Bianco, which is fully true for this excellent white from Neive's noble forge. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2018 Roero Arneis is a fragrant and linear white wine with plenty of spicy lemon, tangerine and crushed stone aromas. The 2017 vintage of this wine (from a hotter vintage) showed more tropical fruit, whereas this cooler vintage offers more citrus and mineral notes. I am partial to this vintage because of those tangy flavors and the wine's precisely linear quality. However, this wine is set to flesh out and gain in volume after the summer because Arneis starts to show its best results in September following the harvest." Robert Parker

      "This is a longtime favorite, due to its purity of fruit and freshness, showing green-papaya, lime, lemon and green-apple character. Medium body. Crisp acidity. No wood. Steely and fruity at the end." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:91+ points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Arneis
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 20,20 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,45 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 98 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,33
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05200118 ·  0,75 l · 25,32 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,90 €18,99 €
    • Dolcetto d'Alba "Falletto" DOC 2018

      Dolcetto d’Alba “Falletto” DOC 2018

      The Dolcetto d'Alba Falletto from the Serralunga near Giacosa's excellent Barolo vineyards is racy. Its strong character, the dark, rich and mature expression, firmly wrapped in the fruit - a very special wine with great potential. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Ripe, luscious blackberry, black currant, violet and mineral flavors highlight this intense, energetic red. The flavors just don't quit, building to a long, saturated aftertaste. Balanced, in an assertive way." Wine Spectator

      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Dolcetto
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05213618 · 0,75 l · 26,00 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      19,50 €
    • Barbera d'Alba DOC 2017

      Barbera d’Alba DOC 2017

      Graceful the ruby red Barbera d'Alba with the fine fruit scent. The fully structured taste closes persistently with light acid wire, which forms a good contrast to the body. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A powerful and lush style, featuring ripe plum, black cherry, milk chocolate and earth flavors that fill in the texture. Structured, with well-integrated tannins on the finish." Wine Spectator

      "A Barbera with blueberry and raspberry character, as well as lemon undertones. Medium body. Vivid and tangy. Fresh and satisfying." James Suckling

      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Barbera
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 9 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 75 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,35
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Food Recommendations: cold and warm meat dishes
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05202217 · 0,75 l · 31,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping4 units available

      23,90 €
    • Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC 2017

      Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC 2017

      Fine scent of red cherries, flowers and spices. Very appealing and delicate on the palate, beautiful varietal character and good balance. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,50 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,55 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,60 g/l
      • Sulfite: 80 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,55
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05203817 · 0,75 l · 35,99 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      28,90 €26,99 €
    • Spumante Metodo Tradizionale 2015 Extra Brut

      Spumante Metodo Tradizionale 2015 Extra Brut

      This rare sparkling wine full of character and made from 100 percent Pinot Nero is a real treat. In the bouquet a hint of flowers and alpine herbs, the taste fine fruity and with an elegant bitter note and very complex finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 30 months on the yeast
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: Metodo Classico/Bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05200215 · 0,75 l · 37,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      27,90 €
    • Spumante Metodo Tradizionale Rosé 2013 Extra Brut

      Spumante Metodo Tradizionale Rosé 2013 Extra Brut

      A pithy vintage sparkling wine made of 100% Pinot Nero in elegant old pink. Aromatic scent of cranberry, peach and a hint of rose hip. Excellent structure, harmonious and long with creamy texture. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel, 24 months on the yeast
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 65 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,25
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05203913 · 0,75 l · 47,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      35,90 €
    • Spumante Metodo Tradizionale 2013 Extra Brut<br>MAGNUM

      Spumante Metodo Tradizionale 2013 Extra Brut · MAGNUM

      This rare sparkling wine full of character and made from 100 percent Pinot Nero is a real treat. In the bouquet a hint of flowers and alpine herbs, the taste fine fruity and with an elegant bitter note and very complex finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 30 months on the yeast
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: Metodo Classico/Bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05200313 · 1,5 l · 43,27 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping10 units available

      64,90 €
    • Spumante Metodo Tradizionale 2011 Extra Brut<br>MAGNUM

      Spumante Metodo Tradizionale 2011 Extra Brut · MAGNUM

      This rare sparkling wine full of character and made from 100 percent Pinot Nero is a real treat. In the bouquet a hint of flowers and alpine herbs, the taste fine fruity and with an elegant bitter note and very complex finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Nero
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 30 months on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/Bottle fermentation
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05200311 · 1,5 l · 43,27 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

      64,90 €
    • Barolo "Falletto" DOCG 2012

      Barolo “Falletto” DOCG 2012

      Garnet red, fine bouquet after dried roses, lightly after cinnamon and cloves, much ripe cherry smell, on the palate very dense, rich tannin, still very young and somewhat wild. Enormous potential! SUPERIORE.DE

      "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." Robert Parker

      "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." Wine Spectator

      "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." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vitae:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Slow Wine:Great wine
      • Doctor Wine:95 points
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:97 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 30 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05212512 · 0,75 l · 209,33 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      157,00 €
    • Barolo "Falletto" DOCG 2015

      Barolo “Falletto” DOCG 2015

      Sparkling ruby red with orange reflections. Perfumed, spicy nose with notes of dried fruit. With increasing ventilation more complex and finer. On the palate a wonderful dose of fine acidity, the fruit reveals itself in these days a few seconds later. Beautiful, tasty tannins. A wine that still needs some years of patience and leisure - but that's 100% worth the effort. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Dense and firmly structured, this red features a distinctive saltiness underlying the floral, cherry, mineral and tobacco flavors. A bit standoffish now, but all the components are in the right proportions." Wine Spectator

      "Superb aromas of ripe fruit such as plums and berries with peaches and tar. Very intense. Full body, great depth and density. Incredible richness and power with superb length and persistence. One of the most dense and vertical Falletos I have tasted. Try in 2025." James Suckling

      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:98 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 30 months wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2042
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05212515 · 0,75 l · 261,33 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping11 units available

      196,00 €
    • Barolo "Falletto Vigna Le Rocche" DOCG 2015

      Barolo “Falletto Vigna Le Rocche” DOCG 2015

      Beautiful Barolo from every perspective, because the intensity of the bouquet and the elegance of taste are unique. Super fine tannins lend spine and structure to the rich fruit aromas. Falletto Vigna Le Rocche offers a dreamlike fresh consistency and balance and always keeps the right balance. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Le Rocche is a selection from the highest parcels in Falletto in Serralunga, which helps to explain its great finesse. The raspberry and redcurrant nose shows great purity of fruit, poise and stylishness. The palate is equally elegant, with a lean attack, polished tannins and a silky, intense texture. There's ample tannic grip but it's not aggressive and there are none of the rough edges often apparent in Serralunga. Balanced and very long." Decanter

      "Bottled in July of last year, the 2015 Barolo Falletto Vigna Le Rocche is a daring and absolutely profound expression of Nebbiolo with the depth, thickness and volume you can expect from a warm vintage such as this. This wine is a veritable bomb of aromatic intensity with thick layers of dark fruit, spice and crushed stone that all vie for your attention in equal measure. The mouthfeel is characterized by thick fiber and lasting succulence, all capped with fresh acidity and a firm tannic backbone. This Barolo is classic Giacosa." Robert Parker

      "It takes a few seconds to access the core of fruit in this taut, sinewy red, but there is a beam of pure cherry, accented by rose, wild juniper, thyme and licorice flavors. This turns elegant and supple in the end, with terrific complexity, harmony and minerally length." Wine Spectator

      "I am lost for words with this wine. Perfumed and so elegant with the most exquisite aromas of roses, plums and earth. Yet always subtle and complex. Full body, ultra-fine and firm tannins. Upgraded. Fantastic finish that lasts for minutes. Try in 2026." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Veronelli :95 points
      • Doctor Wine:96 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :96 points
      • James Suckling:100 points
      • Decanter :94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 32 months large oak barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2045
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05212315 · 0,75 l · 318,67 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      239,00 €
    • Barbaresco Asili Riserva DOCG 2014

      Barbaresco Asili Riserva DOCG 2014

      Barbaresco Riserva Asili is beautifully perfumed, rose petals and ripe berries, splendid in its round, sensual fruit. On the palate, opulent, elegant and rich in irresistibly silky tannins that produce even more substance and richness than the white label. A wine of breathtaking beauty and great longevity. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A magnificent result for 2014, but then this is a legendary wine: a top bottling from a top estate. The nose is rich, juicy, and exuberant, with piquant raspberry aromas. It's undoubtedly rich and full-bodied, and there's no lack of volume or concentration. The tannins are bold and fleshy, and the wine overall is surprisingly succulent and approachable. Very long, grainy finish." Decanter

      "Fluid and juicy, with savory notes of menthol and juniper, matched to the cherry and currant fruit. Underlined by a mineral element, this features a serious whack of tannins on the finish, yet the lasting impression is of sweet, ripe cherry and berry flavors, showing wonderful length." Wine Spectator

      "The 2014 Barbaresco Riserva Asili represents a tremendous effort in a challenging but ultimately very rewarding vintage. The previous edition was 2011, and Bruna Giacosa tells me that it will be produced in 2016 and possibly 2017—although this has not yet been officially confirmed. Growing conditions in 2014 were cause for concern up until the end of August because of humidity and below average temperatures. Those conditions changed suddenly in the nick of time, bringing strong sunshine and warmth during the final stage of grape ripening. Ultimately, 2014 proved to be a long growing season with healthy fruit in reduced volume. The Rabajà cru sometimes shows a harder edge with more mineral definition. Asili, in comparison, offers gorgeous intensity and profound depth. This Riserva shows seamless integration of wild fruit, blue flower, spice, balsam herb and pencil shaving. This is a complete and complex expression with an enduring sense of dimension and structure. I can’t wait to taste this wine one day in the far future when it is further along on its promising evolutionary track." Robert Parker

      "Incredible aromas of violets, roses and blue fruits. So perfumed. Never smelled a wine like this before. Full body, perfectly integrated tannins and bright, vivid acidity. Extremely long and endless. A seamless and great one. An evocative wine that makes you think. Needs three to five years of bottle age on release. Unique red." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Slow Wine:Great Wine
      • Robert Parker:97 points
      • Wine Spectator :97 points
      • James Suckling:99 points
      • Decanter :95 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,35 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 70 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,56
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2043+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05213314 · 0,75 l · 398,67 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping8 units available

      299,00 €
    About the winemakers
    Bruno Giacosa
    Piedmont
    Bruno Giacosa

    The traditionalist. This is how Bruno Giacosa was always respectfully called, because he rejected the winemaking of Barbaresco and Barolo in barriques and always aged his wines in large wooden barrels. Even if the name was actually a little unfair, because Bruno Giacosa was always open to new methods and kept in touch with the "modernists like Angelo Gaja, Elio Altare and the other "Barolo-Boys". Without him, the meteoric rise of the Piedmont region would hardly have been possible.

    Already at the age of fifteen he entered the business of his grandfather and became a "Commerciante", comparable to a Négociant éleveur in France. The Giacosas did not have their own vineyards, but bought the grapes of friendly winegrowers and expanded them. To get the best out of the grapes has always been his strength. Already at the beginning of the 1960s. "Top drops only from peak years" was the credo. In 1964 it was such a top vintage, and Bruno Giacosa was the first to bottle a single vineyard Barbaresco from the Santa Stefano vineyard in his home town of Neive. This was a revolution at the time and provided for more discussion than maturing in barriques - and soon found many imitators.

    It was not until 1982 that Bruno Giacosa was able to acquire his first vineyard, one of the best, Falletto di Serralunga, in the Barolo area. In 1996, a few small plots in two other top locations followed: Asili and Rabajá, which (together with Martinenga) are described by many experts as the best crus in Barbaresco.

    The rest is wine history. Giacosa's wines take a long time to mature. He called his winemaking "modern traditional", which meant a maceration of about one month, compared to often more than 50 days in earlier times. Matured in 5,000 litre barrels, he preferred French oak barrels to traditional Slavonian barrels. And he always allowed the wines to ripen longer than his colleagues and usually only came onto the market 2-3 years later.

    If you are impatient and open Giacosa's wines too early, you will usually experience them closed and inaccessible. But if you are patient and allow the wines to mature in the cellar, you can enjoy elegant, complex, unique Barolo and Barbaresco. They are then really an experience that you can remember for a long time. In the meantime, Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo and Roero Arneis are all great ways to pass the time. Or treat yourself to the grandiose speciality of the house, the rare 100% Pinot Nero Spumante in classic bottle fermentation.

    At the beginning of the 2000s, daughter Bruna Giacosa took over the management of the winery, which was actually called Azienda Agricola Falletto, and was also able to win back her father's long-time oenologist and companion Dante Scaglione. Even after the death of the old master Bruno Giacosa in 2018, the continuity and style of the "modern" traditionalist is assured. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1890 / own sites since 1982
    • Owner: Bruna Giacosa
    • Oenologist: Dante Scaglione
    • Annual production: approx. 400,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 20 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation