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Bruno Giacosa

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Bruno Giacosa is arguably the greatest Barolo winemaker; his wine is released on an allocation system and produced in very small quantities.

Giacosa’s best and most famous Barolos herald from his vineyard in Falletto di Serralunga d’Alba. His flagship wine is the Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto, which in normal vintages has the famous and elegant white label. In great vintages they make their Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto Riserva.

Giacosa’s winemaking philosophy is regarded as ‘updated traditional’, taking from tradition and adding modern variations, thereby straddling the two styles. For example, maceration on skins can last from to 30 to 50 days, thereby extracting the powerful features of the illustrious Nebbiolo grape, harmonising power with elegance. They use a combination of French and Slovenian oak, (Botti, 50 HL casks) for four to five years. Giacosa adhere to very strict standards and only ever put their name against what they consider their finest of wines. His daughter Bruna Giacosa now runs the Estate.

Bruno Giacosa began helping at the family winery from the age of 15. He is known as the “Genius of Neive” and is one of the most respected producers of Barolo in Piedmont. The Giacosa Estate consists of 20 hectares from some of the finest regions in Piedmont, including single vineyard production from Falletto. The vineyards sit in south-southwest facing amphitheatres.

Giacosa has an established and strong European and US collector base, new markets which are eager to own the best wines of Piedmont are beginning to stress their minuscule production; allocations are small and older vintages very hard to find.

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