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Bruno Giacosa Nebbiolo d'Alba 2010

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Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 89 points by Wine Advocate: The 2009 Nebbiolo d'Alba is a solid effort. It shows considerable depth and fabulous overall poise. Dusty red cherries, crushed flowers and sweet spices are some of the notes that linger on the palate. The tannins are firm, yet beautifully balanced. I like the intensity here. Some rough edges remain, but there is more than enough personality to compensate. Even better, this should be relatively reasonably priced. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2014.

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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

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Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 89 points by Wine Advocate: The 2009 Nebbiolo d'Alba is a solid effort. It shows considerable depth and fabulous overall poise. Dusty red cherries, crushed flowers and sweet spices are some of the notes that linger on the palate. The tannins are firm, yet beautifully balanced. I like the intensity here. Some rough edges remain, but there is more than enough personality to compensate. Even better, this should be relatively reasonably priced. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2014.

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