Carlo Giacosa

+39.0173.635116 Strada Ovello 9
Barbaresco, 12050
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Since in Barbaresco the vine was not the Mistress of the hills, Donato Giacosa, the father of Carlo, the owner of the firm, decided to link his life to her and to his soil. Donato knew the art of grafting inside out and so his work, applied also to the vineyard of other owners, has been very important in the spreading of vine cultivation and is still evident today. In the 60’s, with the cooperation of his son Carlo, Donato Giacosa carried out the wine production and selling on their own, as well as the vine cultivation. Today this work continues, with the collaboration of Carla, the wife of Carlo, and Maria Grazia, one of their daughters. The vine cultivation follows traditional methods, and is enhanced with passion since in the late spring, when the selection and the thinning out of the grapes begin, and go on in summer and until the harvest. Every year the grapes produced in their own vineyards become red wines, all of guaranteed geographical origin (DOC). The high quality of their wines has been Read more »

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  • Dolcetto

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

  • Barbera

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

  • Nebbiolo

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

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  • Now these are proper weekend wines (or birthyear wines: see multiple candidates for a daughter and a girlfriend and a sister in there). Nice of Chambers Street to ensure that they're properly aged, too.  ;-) The original carton for Burlotto 1971 Barolo Barale, Burlotto, Cappellano - and some other fine old Piedmont wineThree of our great favorit... Read More

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  • I was wondering what sort of new topic I could start that would pair nicely with my previous posting 'Weekday Wines'; well here it is - Weekend Wines.  Sometimes I just have to stop and take a minute to pat myself on the back for my quick wit but alas, this isn't one of those times.  Anyway, why not talk about wines we enjoy on weekends?  These ... Read More

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  • 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


  • Carlo Giacosa Barbaresco Montefico 2007

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    nice spicy red berry fruit, simple but clean and fresh, round, slinky nice burned cherry fruit, simple very easy , nice follow-through with sweet black raspberry fruit, simplish but fruity and fairly fresh, Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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  • Carlo Giacosa Barbera d'Alba Mucin 2007

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    An incredible Barbera at a great price Read More

    Wine review by nixhexdiggy


  • Carlo Giacosa Barbera d'Alba Mucin 1997

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  • Carlo Giacosa Dolcetto d'Alba Cuchet 2005

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  • Carlo Giacosa Barbera d'Alba Mucin 2007

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    Wine review by GavP


  • While this is a follow up post to my 2005 Barolo tasting notes, which can be ... but very typical 88-8987-88Carlo Giacosa Narin (Barbaresco)  - woody, then roses, bitter roots, bitter berried fruits, touch of exhaust - sweetness on entry, lean with a bright acid backbone, refreshing with nice raspberry toned fruit, a bit stern but very nicely ... Read More

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  • While this is a follow up post to my 2005 Barolo tasting notes, which can be ... but very typical 88-89 87-88 Carlo Giacosa Narin (Barbaresco)  - woody, then roses, bitter roots, bitter berried fruits, touch of exhaust - sweetness on entry, lean with a bright acid backbone, refreshing with nice raspberry toned fruit, a bit stern but very nice... Read More

    From the article Alba Wine Exhibition 2006 Barbaresco tasting notes


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