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 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 Read more »

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  • Grignolino

    Indigenous to Italy’s Piedmont region, Grignolino is only a minor grape in its homeland, where it makes light red win...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Arneis

    The first records of Arneis plantings in Piedmont go back to the 1400s in the Roero area. Today, many call Arneis the...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Planning to visit wineries in Nov in Piemonte and Tuscany, any recommendations ... ... Conterno, Aldo ConternoBruno Giacos Read More

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  • Bruno Giacosa Barolo le Rocche del Falletto 1998


    The bottle of the night for me as this beauty wafted intense aromas into the air. The wine showed a classic nose of rich red fruit, accentuated by florist shop, tar and menthol. The palate revealed full-bodied sour cherry and anise with a sweetness to the mid-palate that finished with roses in a soft, velvety tannic finish. Read More

    Wine review by 92549Eric Guido 92549 Eric Guido

  • Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba 1998


    Slightly muted on the nose with red fruit, crushed fall leaves and potpourri. On the palate, I found sour red fruit and savory broth with a slightly elevated amount of acidity. Having tasted this bottle in different vintages, young and mature, I have to believe that this is in a odd stage of its life and may show better with more time or a longe... Read More

    Wine review by 92549Eric Guido 92549 Eric Guido

  • So, should we be excited? Well, a lot of the wine media and critics parade would have you believe so, but if you’re like me and prefer more traditionally proportioned wines, a word of caution is in order.2007 is another hot climate vintage for Piedmont, and the wines certainly show it. While many of the wines show a much greater understanding of... Read More

    From the article 2007 Barbaresco Reviews

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  • I am pretty new to snooth, and just stumbled across the intro page.  I am the son of one of the owners of a very nice, very small winery in Southern Humboldt, CA.  We are between two fine Pinot areas, Sonoma and Oregon.  So, surpise!  In the right spots here, Pinot Noir does very well.  We also make Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, along with met... Read More

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  • Welcome to The Grapevine! In this weekly feature, we ask our favorite ... ... bottle, what would it be?Bruno Giacosa Barbera D'Alba. A fantastic "food wine" and great as a single, thoughtful glass at the end of the night.3.) What would you pour for someone who swears they don't like wine?Bubbles! Probably a Prosecco or Franciacorta Rose. B... Read More

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  • The most important weapon in every wine drinker’s arsenal is, not ... of ... ... of the latest wines from Bruno Giacosa that is a must read.Chateau Petrogasm Chateau Petrogasm, the self-proclaimed "wine blog of tasting notes through images" is dreamy. I mean, they come up with some of the most amazing images to represent a wine. That's right: ... Read More

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  • Bruno Giacosa Barolo Villero di Castiglione Falletto 1985


    The nose here is remarkably gentle yet with excellent persistence. The high-toned notes of tight rose bud and minerals is topped by a hint of hickory roasted notes and all wrapped around really fresh and lively red berry fruit. On entry this is light yet with a shimmeringly sweet transparency. The feel is exceptionally well focused with a touch ... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Bruno Giacosa Nebbiolo Barbaresco Santo Stefano 1985


    This is immediately aromatic on the nose with tons of complexity. Waves of raspberry fruit are followed by notes of hot rocks, sage, sweet, candied medicinal notes, hints of caramel and licorice and iron are quite impressive but do fade with air. On the palate this shows fantastic integration with big, sweet dark cherry fruit up front followed b... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz

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