Perfectionist Bruno Giacosa was aged 14 when he worked his first vintage, now 82 he has seen many changes and a lot of adversity in his time. This highly respected 22ha estate is now in the hands of family and trusted wine makers. The wines are frequently among the top of the rankings each vintage.
A lovely entry point to Nebbiolo, but don’t let that fool you. This is a seriously good wine! Cherry, roses, tar, spice, waxy apple, earth and tea leaf. The palate showed silky red fruits, tart acidity and spices. It was long, lean and elegant. This is an excellent wine for the price!
Nebbiolo – Famously producing long lived red wines which are light of colour, but abundant in tannin from Barolo, Barbaresco and various other local wines. This is the variety that defines the region. Typical flavours include: Tar, roses, anise, cherry, blackberry and truffle.
Alba – An ancient city at the heart of the region and its centre of trade. It is also the region that gives its name to quality Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo.