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Bruno Giacosa Barolo Pugnane di Castiglione Falletto 1978

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Somewhat akin to the Rinaldi this has an unusually savory and herbal nose with complicating notes of mint and oystershell before turning quite garrigue like. With time one finds quite distinctive tones of used coffee grounds, a balsamic tone, waxt crayon, curing tobacco and toasting pine nuts. unusual but compelling aromatics. Fairly soft in the mouth with lots of soft tannins, good acidity suporting a savory core of fruit which leans to the muchroomy broth end of the spectrum, brightly mineral on the finish with lots of cherry pit fruit and a slight green tobacco note. The palate does not measure up to the complexity of the nose and while it still has some flesh it is a touch too lean. Would love to try this again in the hopes of finding a more youthful example.

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Region: Italy » Piedmont

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  • 1978

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Winery: Bruno Giacosa
Color: Red
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 Pugnane di Castiglione Falletto

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,083
4.00 5
09/22/2008

Somewhat akin to the Rinaldi this has an unusually savory and herbal nose with complicating notes of mint and oystershell before turning quite garrigue like. With time one finds quite distinctive tones of used coffee grounds, a balsamic tone, waxt crayon, curing tobacco and toasting pine nuts. unusual but compelling aromatics. Fairly soft in the mouth with lots of soft tannins, good acidity suporting a savory core of fruit which leans to the muchroomy broth end of the spectrum, brightly mineral on the finish with lots of cherry pit fruit and a slight green tobacco note. The palate does not measure up to the complexity of the nose and while it still has some flesh it is a touch too lean. Would love to try this again in the hopes of finding a more youthful example.



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