• 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 · 23,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      17,50 €
    • 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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      05203818 · 0,75 l · 38,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      28,90 €
    • 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
      • 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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      05203913 · 0,75 l · 47,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      35,90 €
    • 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

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      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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      05212618 · 0,75 l · 49,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      36,90 €
    • "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 · 50,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      37,90 €
    • Barbaresco Asili DOCG 2017

      Barbaresco Asili DOCG 2017

      This wine embodies the Piedmontese character: headstrong, persistent and silent, discreet and strong. Its colour is inviting ruby. Rich, elegant bouquet of berries and spices, initially reserved on the palate, then develops very balanced and smooth with precise structure, polished tannin and tight acidity. SUPERIORE.DE

      "There’s impeccable transparency and freshness to this Barbaresco on the nose, which introduces bright rose petals, lifted orange peel, crushed stones and sour cherries. The stoney tannins trace intricate detail on the medium-to full-bodied palate, highlighting the racy acidity, brambly undertones and a beautiful array of wild berries. Yes, there’s power and depth of flavor, but this is all about grace and beauty." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • James Suckling:97 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 20 months wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,55 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,10 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,20 g/l
      • Sulfite: 81 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,41
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05212117 · 0,75 l · 212,00 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      159,00 €
    • Barolo DOCG 2016

      Barolo DOCG 2016

      The grapes for Giacosa's Barolo 2016 come from selected sites in the Comune del Barolo and Serralunga d'Alba. Lush, rich nose with notes of rosewood, cherries and some campfire ash. On the palate a densely woven tannin, the fruit precise and with the same care as in the bouquet, multi-layered, with beautiful freshness and a filigree acidity framework, which provides an animating spiciness. Long and full on the finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A ripe style, delivering macerated plum, cherry, mineral and tea aromas and flavors allied to a steely structure, this is linear in profile, with vibrant acidity and a lingering aftertaste of sweet fruit." Wine Spectator

      "The berry and tar character is already coming through clearly here. It shows readiness and focus. Full-bodied with firm, silky tannins and attractive orange-peel and spice notes, turning to flowers. Chewy, yet polished and pretty. This comes from the young vineyards on the estate." James Suckling

      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 30 months tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,78 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,65 g/l
      • Sulfite: 78 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,44
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2042+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05214816 · 0,75 l · 225,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      169,00 €
    • Barbaresco Rabaja DOCG 2016

      Barbaresco Rabaja DOCG 2016

      Sparkling ruby garnet, dense and compact nose of leather, lots of rose petals, dark, ripe cherries. Powerful and powerful on the palate, densely woven tannin, with all its strength also beautiful elegance and a great potential. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This is a very sexy, soft Barbaresco with chocolate, earth and pure fruit, from strawberries to cherries. Medium -o full-bodied with elegant tannins that give form to this wine. It’s fine and lovely in the mouth. Exciting. A fine, granular-textured red. Drinkable now, but better in 2024." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :96 points
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • James Suckling:97 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 30 months large oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 78 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,39
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2044
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05214016 · 0,75 l · 252,00 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      189,00 €
    • 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
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • 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 · 278,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping6 units available

      209,00 €
    • Barolo "Falletto" DOCG 2016

      Barolo “Falletto” DOCG 2016

      With the exceptional 2016 vintage, the Falletto proves once again what this wine is capable of. Complex bouquet with subtle sweetness, an inner fragrance and nuances that are generally only found in Giacosa's Red Label Riservas. The Falletto impresses with the intensity of its dark fruit and the excellent overall balance. The vintage's extroverted personality is evident, especially when the wine is left to meander in the glass for some time. Menthol, flowers and liquorice give the wine refined complex notes on the finish. This is a particularly racy Barolo from Bruno Giacosa, which also has an impressive characteristic elegance! SUPERIORE.DE

      "A massive wine from Serralunga, this displays dense cherry and red-fruit aromas that are solid and brooding. Full-bodied with firm tannins that are chunky now, this has immense concentration and force, if not the ethereal quality that marks Giacosa's supreme wines. But it's balanced, with the high alcohol not discernible, and given the slight furriness on the very long finish, this needs time." Decanter

      "This pretty red offers distinctive mint, black tea, cherry, tar, iron and tobacco aromas and flavors. Firm and dry, with the tobacco and tea notes echoing on the finish. Shows plenty of finesse." Wine Spectator

      "This is a really dense red with intensity and beauty, showing dried fruit, such as strawberries, as well as chocolate, tar, hazelnuts and meat. Really complex and rich. Opulent, yet tense with dusty tannins. Extremely long. Great finish. Hard not to drink now, but will age incredibly well. Try after 2025." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :96 points
      • Doctor Wine:96 points
      • Wine Spectator :95 points
      • James Suckling:97 points
      • Decanter :94 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
      • Total Extract: 30,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,35 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2046+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05212516 · 0,75 l · 305,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      229,00 €
    • 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 (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      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 Acidity: 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 · 435,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      326,90 €
    About the winemakersBruno GiacosaPiedmont
    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