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Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano di Neive 1986

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This offers up a lovely and mature bouquet of spicy Nebbiolo fruit with a top not of dried porcini and an ever so slight toffeed edge with grace notes of mint and toasted pecan all over a slightly smoky, heather tinged core of spiced red plum and berry fruits In the mouth the bottle sweetness here is wonderful with the core of strawberry fruit tinged with black mineral flecked earth and spice. Focused and taut, an athlete in peak condition this is perhaps a touch small scaled but so well balanced and with excellent vitality in the mouth. A touch simple perhaps but only in light of the wines it shared the night with. 92pts

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Bruno Giacosa:
The story starts in a simple way, with the native varietals of the Langa and Roero regions and vineyards cultivated with loving care. It continues with pure, meticulous vinification, with ageing in grand oak barrels and with unforgettable Reserves. But it also includes, naturally enough, the choice not to bottle those mediocre vintages deemed unworthy of vinification. Bruno’s art encom... Read more
The story starts in a simple way, with the native varietals of the Langa and Roero regions and vineyards cultivated with loving care. It continues with pure, meticulous vinification, with ageing in grand oak barrels and with unforgettable Reserves. But it also includes, naturally enough, the choice not to bottle those mediocre vintages deemed unworthy of vinification. Bruno’s art encompasses passion and clear judgement but, above all, the utmost respect for his product, its admirers and for the beautiful countryside where he and his family were born and raised. The Azienda Agricola Falletto Winery comprises twenty hectares of vineyards within the Serralunga d'Alba, La Morra and Barbaresco areas. The vine growing and wine making processes are followed through with care from beginning to end, culminating with vinification and ageing within our cellars in Neive. Some of our wine is produced with grapes grown by those farmers who have always worked our winery and whose prestigious vineyards truly deserve the ‘Bruno Giacosa’ label. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano di Neive

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,567
4.50 5
11/10/2008

This offers up a lovely and mature bouquet of spicy Nebbiolo fruit with a top not of dried porcini and an ever so slight toffeed edge with grace notes of mint and toasted pecan all over a slightly smoky, heather tinged core of spiced red plum and berry fruits In the mouth the bottle sweetness here is wonderful with the core of strawberry fruit tinged with black mineral flecked earth and spice. Focused and taut, an athlete in peak condition this is perhaps a touch small scaled but so well balanced and with excellent vitality in the mouth. A touch simple perhaps but only in light of the wines it shared the night with. 92pts




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