Bruno Giacosa   Barbaresco Asili DOCG

2012 Barbaresco Asili D.O.C.G.

By Bruno Giacosa

2012 Barbaresco Asili D.O.C.G. by Bruno Giacosa, Italy

2012 saw the emergence of one of the most exciting vintages in the history of Italian fine wines, with the unveiling of the 2012 Barbaresco Asili D.O.C.G. from Bruno Giacosa. Each sip is a telling testament to Giacosa's mastery and the exceptional terroir of their vineyards — a compelling display of how perfectly expressed Nebbiolo can encapsulate its time and place.


The 2012 Vendemmia: A year etched in elegance

The vintage year of 2012 in Piedmont was marked by its balanced weather conditions — cool spring, moderate summer, and a dry and warm September, creating an optimal context for Nebbiolo to flourish. The grapes retained their freshness and aromatic intensity, while adequate sunshine ensured full phenolic maturity, leading to wines with a perfect harmony of opulence and vibrancy.

Richness astutely treads on the tightrope of restraint in the 2012 Barbaresco Asili D.O.C.G. from Bruno Giacosa. This sensational wine showcases concentrated flavors of red fruits, underlined by undertones of rose petals and anise, all framed by robust tannins and invigorating acidity.


The eloquence of investment-worthy Italian wines

Among Italy’s corridor of elevated fine wines, Barbaresco stands tall as a compelling investment proposition. Renowned for their ability to age gracefully, these wines often spike in value over time, offering immense return opportunities for astute wine investors.

Bruno Giacosa's 2012 vintage is particularly worth tracking due to its spectacular balance between power and elegance. Its aging potential is significant, and collectors will appreciate how its complexity will continue to unfurl over time.

The tale of 2012 in Piedmont is beautifully enunciated through this bottle which encompasses charm and vitality, and movingly reveals the nuance of Nebbiolo. It is an offering not just for today, but an extraordinary contribution to the future value of any discerning investor's portfolio.

Current market price



Highest score


POP score


Scores and tasting notes


Bruno Giacosa's 2012 Barbaresco Asili benefitted from a warm growing season. The wine opens to a dark, compact appearance and shows an impressive level of aromatic intensity and complexity. The tannins are slightly less mature and more astringent in 2012 compared to 2011. This bodes well for the aging potential of this beautiful wine. Fresh acidity caps a very pretty portrait of the Nebbiolo grape. This is a lovely offering from this historic producer.

Monica Larner - The Wine Advocate, 28 June 2015

Vintage performance