Italian Wine Merchants USD 2144.00 750ml

Bruno Giacosa Barolo Collina Rionda Riserva 1978

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

With this vintage we really change gears into a mature wine with it's gloriously open nose redolent of coffee, dark tobacco, and very ripe dark fruits turning smokier and earthy through the meal before adding an intriguing and unusual spicy note of black olive. Relatively resolved in the mouth with spicy red fruits rounded out with just a tone of musk all complimented well with typical anise and tar notes. The finish here is very long and reveals great cherry fruit which creeps back on to the palate with time. Texturally the palate is starting to show signs of loosing integrity, the tannins popping a bit out of the seamless integration with the fruit and the acidity lingering exposed on the back end though supporting wonderfully complex finale fo rhubarb and pomegranite seeds. A lovely wine open, giving, and at peak though not the best of this particular bottling.

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Varietal: Nebbiolo
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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 Barolo Collina Rionda Riserva

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,780
4.50 5
09/22/2008

With this vintage we really change gears into a mature wine with it's gloriously open nose redolent of coffee, dark tobacco, and very ripe dark fruits turning smokier and earthy through the meal before adding an intriguing and unusual spicy note of black olive. Relatively resolved in the mouth with spicy red fruits rounded out with just a tone of musk all complimented well with typical anise and tar notes. The finish here is very long and reveals great cherry fruit which creeps back on to the palate with time. Texturally the palate is starting to show signs of loosing integrity, the tannins popping a bit out of the seamless integration with the fruit and the acidity lingering exposed on the back end though supporting wonderfully complex finale fo rhubarb and pomegranite seeds. A lovely wine open, giving, and at peak though not the best of this particular bottling.



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