Falletto di Bruno Giacosa 'Barolo "Falletto" DOCG 2017
(Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 97] [WS 94]
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About the winery:
One of the legendary winemakers of the world, Bruno Giacosa crafted the most prestigious single-vineyard Barolo and Barbaresco wines during a career that spanned nearly eight decades. He joined the family business at the age of 15, representing the third generation of his Langhe winemaking family. Giacosa’s unfailing pursuit of perfection, his unrivalled palate and his intimate knowledge of vineyards in the Langhe quickly drew recognition and helped establish Piedmont as a leading wine region. In 1982, Giacosa began to acquire prime parcels in Serralunga d’Alba, La Morra and Barbaresco to produce wines that are rightly regarded as the finest expressions of Nebbiolo.
Notes from the Winemaker:The Falletto vineyard is one of the top Crus of Serralunga, in Barolo. The winery of Giacosa is located here. The total vineyard of Giacosa in Falletto covers 13 hectares, part of which is in the Rocche del Falletto Cru.
2017 was a difficult vintage, but resulted in a fantastic Barolo: on the one hand we have a warm, rich, fruity vintage like 2011 or 2015. And on the other hand there is freshness, acidity and silky tannins.
A focused and distinct nose, closed and earthy, expressing fresh truffles and some savoury and balsamic tones. Complex and charming palate.
Firm, gritty tannins. Solid and full bodied, warm with a generous finish combined with a delicate freshness.
Ratings & Reviews97 Points - James Suckling:
"Sweet berries, smoke, cedar and olives on the nose. Floral. Full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins and a pretty background and ripe fruit. Flavorful finish. Hints of bitter citrus and smoke, too. Very complex. Powerful for Falletto. Drink after 2026." (Apr 2021)
94 Points - Wine Spectator:
"This is broad and open-knit, offering plum, cherry, eucalyptus, juniper, licorice, tar and tobacco flavors. Dense tannins add grip as this turns more compact on the finish. The smooth texture and balance bode well for the future. Best from 2025 through 2046. 185 cases imported." - BS (Dec 2021)