• Dolcetto d'Alba DOC 2018

      Dolcetto d’Alba DOC 2018

      The Dolcetto d'Alba shows an excellent mixture of almonds, sour cherries and violets. Light, elegant and fruity on the palate with a nice persistence. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Pure and enticing, sporting black cherry, blackberry, violet and toasty spice flavors. Supple and juicy, with a long, fruit-filled aftertaste. Lovely harmony." Wine Spectator

      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Dolcetto
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,50 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,40 g/l
      • Sulfite: 60 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,58
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05202318 ·  0,75 l · 21,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping7 units available

      15,90 €
    • 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

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      • 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. Shippingavailable immediately

      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. Shippingavailable immediately

      23,90 €
    • Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC 2016

      Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC 2016

      Bruno Giacosas Nebbiolo is one of the best representatives of its kind and offers a 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: big 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: 3,64
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05203816 · 0,75 l · 35,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      26,90 €
    • 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 €
    • Barbera d'Alba "Falletto" DOC 2017

      Barbera d’Alba “Falletto” DOC 2017

      Rich ruby, in the nose very typical of sour cherries, red berries and spices. Light tannin on the palate, pithy, very nice fruit, firm and substantial. A Barbera for connoisseurs! 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

      "Now here’s a serious Barbera, which shows elderberries, blackcurrants, violets and blackberry tea. Good density and concentration, but in a suave and polished way. Full-bodied and very complex on the finish. So structured, but elegant." James Suckling

      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Barbera
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05212617 · 0,75 l · 45,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      33,90 €
    • 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 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. Shipping2 units available

      64,90 €
    • 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 €
    • Barbaresco "Falletto" DOCG 2014

      Barbaresco “Falletto” DOCG 2014

      Red fruits, leather, undergrowth, spices and dried flowers, all these scents can be found in the ruby garnet red Barbaresco Falletto, which comes from the Asili and Rabajà vineyards in 2014 because they were not vinified separately. Balsamic and fruity notes can be found in its full flavour and long finish. A wine of the extra class, which brings out the best in itself with the time surely still. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Silky and elegant, exhibiting cherry, strawberry, rose and subtle white pepper aromas and flavors. Tobacco and iron details emerge on the finish." Wine Spectator

      "This is a difficult wine to find in the marketplace and it is rarely presented for official review. In fact, the last time it was produced was way back in 2008. The 2014 Barbaresco sees fruit sourced from the lower part of the Asili cru with some smaller amounts from Rabajà. This is a very opulent and rich expression with forward determination and power. This is an unusual vintage with a cool summer and a very warm pre-harvest period. It produced interesting wines specifically in Barbaresco and almost nowhere else in Northern Italy. The quality of fruit is ripe and a touch sweet. Its texture is succulent and soft. The wine feels like it could be ready to drink now, but it also has the pedigree and beautiful inner structure for long cellar aging." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 18-month oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05214514 · 0,75 l · 145,33 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      109,00 €
    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