Barolo, Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba, 2007

  Bruno Giacosa

Barolo, Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba

Aged in large old oak botti and released after four years. This is dense but voluptuous, dark-fruited Barolo, structured, but very refined and pure, notes of red and black cherry, bramble, cassis, mint and tobacco leaf. Surprisingly genteel for a Serralunga Barolo, it contains this fine sub-zone’s tell-tale characteristics of liquorice spice and dense structure without ever being too forceful.

Contains Sulphites.

About Bruno Giacosa

One of the true greats of the winemaking world, Bruno is the third generation to produce wine at this family estate founded in 1871. The 20 ha domaine comprisies 5.5 ha of Barbaresco Asili and 14.5ha Barolo Falletto di Serralunga. Driven by a passion for the vines and their terroir Bruno is unstinting in his search for quality, declassifying 4 vintages since 1991. His general approach is that fruit quality comes first, in the cellar his methods are largely traditional whilst bowing to some of the more beneficial aspects of modern technology. The wines are fermented in temperature controlled steel tanks and aged in large oak "botti" for between 1 - 4 years depending on the wine.

Appellation: Barolo

Barolo is greatest, most intense and expressive display of the Northern Italian grape variety Nebbiolo. The name is given to bottles from the Piedmont area, made exclusively from Nebbiolo, and coming from the five core towns of Barolo, La Morra, Serralunga d'Alba, Castiglione Falletto and Monforte d'Alba, along with certain other peripherary villages. The wines offer power, aromatics and longevity that is almost unmatched elsewhere in Italy, perhaps the world. Top, forward thinking producers have pushed huge changes in the winemaking culture of the area, and as a result finer, purer Barolo is being produced than ever before.