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Giacosa Bruno Barolo Riserva Speciale Villero 1978

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

At first this offer a deep, blue clay toned nose that slowly gained in intensity adding notes of spice, ash, musky flowers and ranier cherry. In the mouth this was big and rich with deep, fleshy fruit supported by lots of very finely grained tannins. The fruit was at the dark berry end of the spectrum with a medicinal tone and a brown spiced anise note. With time the wine lost a touch of focus as the palate continued to evolve revealing a more animal aspect and adding increasingly soapy floral tones and a warm braised fennel element tot he dusty cherry fruit. Certainly a rich, powerful wine but one that lacks just a touch of elegance. 96pts

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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 Giacosa Bruno Barolo Riserva Speciale Villero

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,721
5.00 5
06/19/2009

At first this offer a deep, blue clay toned nose that slowly gained in intensity adding notes of spice, ash, musky flowers and ranier cherry. In the mouth this was big and rich with deep, fleshy fruit supported by lots of very finely grained tannins. The fruit was at the dark berry end of the spectrum with a medicinal tone and a brown spiced anise note. With time the wine lost a touch of focus as the palate continued to evolve revealing a more animal aspect and adding increasingly soapy floral tones and a warm braised fennel element tot he dusty cherry fruit. Certainly a rich, powerful wine but one that lacks just a touch of elegance. 96pts




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