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Bruno Giacosa Barolo Villero di Castiglione Falletto 1988

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This was offering up fantastic perfumes tonight with a sharp earthy character that recalled dry, mineral rich grey clay. There were complicating notes of tar and anise with a rich underlay of dusky sweet fruit with just a hint of band-aid lurking in the background. In the mouth this was big and soft with intense, sweet, dark fruit edged with complex soil tones. There is a touch of tannin sticking out but the acids are superbly integrated. There is alot of dry extract here giving the wine a touch of a matte feel but with air this turns progressively more delicate and elegant revealing faceted complexity and excellent length on the finish. Just entering it's peak drinking window and among the very Best wines from 1988. 2008-2020 96pts.

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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 Villero di Castiglione Falletto

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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12/11/2008

This was offering up fantastic perfumes tonight with a sharp earthy character that recalled dry, mineral rich grey clay. There were complicating notes of tar and anise with a rich underlay of dusky sweet fruit with just a hint of band-aid lurking in the background. In the mouth this was big and soft with intense, sweet, dark fruit edged with complex soil tones. There is a touch of tannin sticking out but the acids are superbly integrated. There is alot of dry extract here giving the wine a touch of a matte feel but with air this turns progressively more delicate and elegant revealing faceted complexity and excellent length on the finish. Just entering it's peak drinking window and among the very Best wines from 1988. 2008-2020 96pts.




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