• Dolcetto d'Alba DOC 2019

      Dolcetto d’Alba DOC 2019

      Dolcetto d'Alba is an excellent blend of almonds, sour cherries and violets. Light, elegant and fruity on the palate with a beautiful persistence. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • Jancis Robinson:16,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Dolcetto
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,35 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,35 g/l
      • Sulfite: 68 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,55
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05202319 ·  0,75 l · 22,75 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      17,06 €
    • Arneis Roero DOCG 2019

      Arneis Roero DOCG 2019

      straw yellow with greenish reflections. The 2019 Roero Arneis has a lovely floral nose with hints of peach and banana. The taste is clear, fresh and clean with spicy aromas of lemon, tangerine and crushed gravel. Roero Arneis is also known as Barolo Bianco, which is fully appropriate for this excellent white wine from Neive's noble smithy. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Dried peach skin with lemon and crushed stone or cement on the nose. It’s full-to medium-bodied. Lovely, soft texture and richness and a fresh finish with lots of dried fruit. A little richer than usual." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:92 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 Acidity: 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: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      05200119 · 0,75 l · 25,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,40 €
    • Dolcetto d'Alba "Falletto" DOC 2019

      Dolcetto d’Alba “Falletto” DOC 2019

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

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • 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
      • Total Extract: 30,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      05213619 · 0,75 l · 25,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,40 €
    • Barbera d'Alba DOC 2018

      Barbera d’Alba DOC 2018

      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

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • 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: 29,32 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,42 g/l
      • Sulfite: 79 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,39
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Food Recommendations: cold and warm meat dishes
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      05202218 · 0,75 l · 32,36 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      24,27 €
    • Spumante Metodo Tradizionale 2015 Extra Brut

      Spumante Metodo Tradizionale 2015 Extra Brut

      This spumante, full of character and rare, made from 100 percent Pinot Nero, is a delight. On the nose a hint of flowers and alpine herbs, the taste is delicately fruity with an elegant bitter note and a very complex finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This is a beautiful, creamy sparkling wine with bread dough highlighting the subtle flavors of cooked apples and pears. Full body, fine texture from the lovely bubbles and a round, flavorful finish." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:93 points
      • 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 cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      05200215 · 0,75 l · 36,27 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping5 units available

      27,20 €
    • Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC 2018

      Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC 2018

      Fine fragrance 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
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 86 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      05203818 · 0,75 l · 37,56 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      28,17 €
    • 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
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,00 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 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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      stored air-conditioned

      05203913 · 0,75 l · 46,65 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      34,99 €
    • Barbera d'Alba "Falletto" DOC 2018

      Barbera d’Alba “Falletto” DOC 2018

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

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • 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
      • Total Extract: 31,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,40
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      05212618 · 0,75 l · 47,96 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      35,97 €
    • "Vigna Valmaggiore" Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC 2018

      “Vigna Valmaggiore” Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC 2018

      Intense ruby red with a garnet shimmer. Fragrant, very delicate bouquet with pleasantly fruity hints of cherries, wild berries and spices - plus a delicate hint of liquorice. The full and harmonious taste, just right in tannin content, is persistent and flattering, making this Nebbiolo a "little Barolo" and unique wine. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Here is a pure nebbiolo with beautiful purity of fruit, offering dried cherries, sliced ripe strawberries and hints of hazelnuts and orange peel. It’s full-bodied with super integrated tannins that are creamy and refined. Truly balanced and harmonious already." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months large barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,75 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,96 g/l
      • Sulfite: 87 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,46
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05202418 · 0,75 l · 49,25 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      36,94 €
    • 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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      stored air-conditioned

      05200313 · 1,5 l · 42,17 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping5 units available

      63,26 €
    • 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
      • 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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      stored air-conditioned

      05200311 · 1,5 l · 42,17 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

      63,26 €
    • 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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      stored air-conditioned

      05212512 · 0,75 l · 204,05 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping10 units available

      153,04 €
    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