Bruno Giacosa   Barolo Falletto DOCG

2008 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G.

By Bruno Giacosa

2008 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. from Bruno Giacosa

A paragon of the prestigious Italian wine tradition, the 2008 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. from Bruno Giacosa is an enticing homage to its terroir and testament to the laudable craftsmanship of Giacosa himself. This particular wine holds an esteemed position within the pantheon of Barolo, a monument to the noble Nebbiolo grape variety.


An exceptional expression of an exceptional year

The 2008 vintage shines amidst the backdrop of a decade known for unremitting climatic challenges. While other years might have buckled under such pressure, this majestic vintage rose like a phoenix, presenting features that are quite distinguishable amongst its brethren. The year was marked by a long summer of moderate heat which allowed the Nebbiolo grapes to ripen at a pace that struck a perfect balance between acidity and sugar levels.

Intense yet elegant, the 2008 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. unveils an immaculate bouquet of dark cherries, spices and sublime earthiness. Lingering on more sophisticated notes of truffle, this wine invites intrigue with every sip.


Fruit of Northern Italy's labour - finely aged

Further maturity in the bottle has teased out tertiary hints of leather and dried flowers, further accentuating its stunning intricacy. Each sip delivers a structure that can only be described as harmonious; tannins and acidity gracefully waltz on the palate in a dance choreographed meticulously by nature and honed by man's expertise.


Invest in the Liquid Gold: 2008 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G.

From an investment perspective, the 2008 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. from Bruno Giacosa presents an enticing prospect for connoisseurs of top-tier Italian wines. Its exceptional performance and stable maturity make it a valuable addition to any portfolio with potential to yield respectable returns.

In conclusion, the 2008 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. is a testament not only to Bruno Giacosa's artistry but also the formidable resilience of nature and the extraordinary expressions she allows when nurtured with respect, patience and devotion. An indelible mark from a remarkable year, this vintage should command the rightful attention of fine wine investors worldwide.

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The 2008 Barolo Falletto initially comes across as sweet, layered and pretty. Dark plums, cherries, flowers, menthol and spices take shape in the glass. This is a decidedly understated vintage for the Barolo Falletto. The wine’s mid-weight structure suggests it will be at its finest over the next handful of years. Overall the 2008 Falletto is diluted and fleeting. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018. It’s hard to know what to make of Bruno Giacosa’s 2008 Baroli. Over the years I have had the privilege and pleasure to drink virtually all of Giacosa’s wines from both legendary and weaker vintages all the way back to 1961. These wines don’t match anything in my previous experience. Importer: Folio Fine Wine Partners, Napa, CA; tel. (707) 256-2700

Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate, 25 April 2012

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