Barolo, Le Rocche del Falletto, 2009

  Bruno Giacosa

A fantastic vineyard from the Serralunga commune of Barolo. A typically light red in colour offers a great deception considering this wine’s intensity, length and complexity. This is the Giacosa way. The regular Falletto is a very pretty and juicy wine; however we feel that for just a little more money the Rocche del Falletto wine offers so much more. Initially brooding and very serious, there is little aroma before aeration starts to unlock some of the flavours. The palate exhibits several layers of dark chocolate, mineral, mocha, liquorice and red berry characteristics, all of which are wrapped in suave but gripping fruit tannins adding an appropriate touch of youthful austerity. An impressive Barolo that may offer the ripe warmth of the vintage but at the same time seems suitably powerful and balanced to warrant a long ageing in bottle.

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: Piedmont

Piedmont sitting at the foot of the mountains is justly regarded as one of, if not the finest wine growing region in Italy. The noblest grape found in the region in undoubtedly Nebbiolo, with the DOCG's of Barolo and Barbaresco at the forefront of production. Barbera and Dolcetto come in second and third, and being earlier ripening are often found located on those sides of the hills that receive less sunshine. The wines from Piedmont are intrinsically food friendly wines, a fact understandable given the culinary strength of the area.