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BRUNO GIACOSA BARBERA D'ALBA 2008 BRUNO GIACOSA BARBERA D'ALBA 2008

Bruno Giacosa is widely recognised as one of the finest and most thoughtful winemakers in Italy. His Barbera d' Alba is full bodied, but with softer tannins and rich black fruit it is a wine that can be enjoyed now and for many years into the future. A benchmark for the variety.




VINEYARD
Giacosa's vines are all located in prime sites and total just over 20ha. They include 5.5ha of Barbaresco Asili and 14.5ha of Barolo Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba - two vineyards with optimum exposure and perfect soil for producing great Barbaresco and Barolo.

All the fruit for the Giacosa wines come from vines at about 400 metres above sea level, south/southwest facing in an amphitheatre-like location which produces a very protective, low-cropping microclimate.

The fruit for this wine is sourced from very old vines in and around Neive

GRAPE VARIETIES
100% Barbera

VINIFICATION
Bruno combines a strict adherence to traditional methods with a few concessions to modern technology.

Skin contact during alcoholic fermentation of the red wines, in stainless steel tanks, can last for anything up to 30 days. The wines are then aged in huge 50-100 hectolitre botti for between 1 and 4 years, depending on the wine.

TASTING NOTE
A full-bodied wine, it shows strength and character, and is a good ready-to-drink wine, though great vintages will also keep for many years. Ruby-red with purplish highlights, its vinous nose has overtones hinting at plums and wild black cherries.

CLOSURE:    Cork

ALCOHOL:    14% (10.5 units of alcohol)




Per Bottle 22.99

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