2017 Bruno Giacosa 'Asili' Barbaresco

$224.95
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James Suckling swoons, describing it "impeccable transparency and freshness to this Barbaresco on the nose, which introduces bright rose petals, lifted orange peel, crushed stones and sour cherries. The stoney tannins trace intricate detail on the medium-to full-bodied palate, highlighting the racy acidity, brambly undertones and a beautiful array of wild berries. Yes, there’s power and depth of flavor, but this is all about grace and beauty."

Growing up in Neive (a small town in the region of Langhe in Piedmont), Bruno Giacosa was bound to end up with his hands in the vineyards. Bruno went into the family business at the age of 15, and quickly established himself as one of the key figures in Italian winemaking. The "Genius of Neive" built a brand defined by making exquisite wines that respect the identity and connection to his homeland from vine to bottle. If there are "first growths" among Italy's esteemed vineyards, Giacosa's wines are the beginning of that lineage. His reputation for perfectionism is continually reaffirmed through his exacting requirements, as he is known for his uncompromising and scrupulous standards. He was the first to market Barolo and Barbaresco from single vineyards, emphasizing the unique terroir of the area and demonstrating his mastery of giving voice to specific vineyard sites. Bruno's eyes tell the story of a man who has transformed the way we perceive Italian wine. Take a look inside and find the magic within the man.

Varietal:
Nebbiolo
Vintage:
2017
Appellation:
Piedmont
Sub-Appellation:
Barbaresco
SKU #:
1048278
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS97

James Suckling

There’s impeccable transparency and freshness to this Barbaresco on the nose, which introduces bright rose petals, lifted orange peel, crushed stones and sour cherries. The stoney tannins trace intricate detail on the medium-to full-bodied palate, highlighting the racy acidity, brambly undertones and a beautiful array of wild berries. Yes, there’s power and depth of flavor, but this is all about grace and beauty. Drink from 2024.