Bruno Giacosa   Barolo Falletto DOCG

1997 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G.

By Bruno Giacosa

1997 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. by Bruno Giacosa, Piemonte

In a world enthralled by the opulence of fine Italian wines, the 1997 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. from Bruno Giacosa has managed to carve a niche of its own, much like an enchanting sonnet amidst prose. The beauty of Piemonte is captured in every sip, encapsulating the vintage year that turned the wine world on its head.


Prolificity meeting profound depth

Just as da Vinci's genius for detail meets his mastery of scale, Bruno Giacosa masterfully marries prodigious output with profound depth in this 1997 vintage. Each swirl releases voluptuous notes of dark fruit, spice, and trail hints of truffle, stimulated by the famously balanced clime of 1997.

The nose is captivating in its complexity, delivering tales of soil and sun-soaked nebollo grapes while on the palate it's a harmonic symphony. This fine Italian red wine ages with grace and continues to flaunt a panache that leaves connoisseurs spellbound.


1997 - A year of jubilation for Piemonte

The climatic conditions in 1997 presented near-perfect preconditions for winemaking, earning it stellar reviews amongst vintages. Piemonte saw an exceptionally warm summer followed by a dry autumn, allowing for optimal ripening that imprinted an impressive structure and exquisite aromatics into this 1997 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G..

Noteworthy in this vintage is its bold expression and sublime balance - a duality so masterfully achieved by Brunello Giacosa. The lingering flavours continue to hold fort on the palate, promising longevity and rewarding patience.

For those investing in fine Italian wines, the 1997 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. from Bruno Giacosa symbolises a fruitful intersection of nature's bounty and winemaking finesse from a favourable year. It's rightly one of the standouts among Italian wines from the vintage, offering both an epicurean pleasure and lucrative potential for wine investors

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Giacosa's 1997 Barolo Falletto de Serralunga is an exquisite Barolo offering superb notes of tar, earth, truffles, licorice, minerals, and cherry/raspberry fruit. There is plenty of acidity as well as high tannin, but concentrated, chewy flavors. The wine is tight, dense, impressive, and surprisingly structured for a 1997. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2025. A Leonardo Locascio Selection, Winebow, Hohokus, NJ; tel. (201) 445-0620

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 22 June 2001

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