Bruno Giacosa   Barolo Falletto DOCG

2009 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G.

By Bruno Giacosa

2009 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. from Bruno Giacosa, Piedmont

For connoisseurs seeking an embarkment on a vinous voyage across the classic landscapes of Piedmont, the 2009 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G from Bruno Giacosa stands tall, as a testament to the territory's rich wine-making heritage.


An Evocative Expression of Time and Terroir

In the hands of the celebrated Bruno Giacosa, a maestro with an unerring knack for capturing vintage-specific charm, the 2009 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G has emerged as an emblematic expression of its idyllic terroir. Pierced by rising temperatures and milder winters, 2009 was a year that coaxed Falletto vineyard’s Nebbiolo grapes into delivering potent complexity and ripened elegance.

This illustrious potion captivates your senses right out the gate - with an opulent bouquet of ripe cherries and dried roses. On the palate, it harmonises intensity with refinement; crushed autumn berries intermingle with truffles and earthy undercurrents, riding high on tannins that speak of hushed authority rather than overbearing grip.


The Intriguing Interplay of Vintage and Vine

The warmer 2009 vintage kneaded Nebbiolo's notoriously powerful tannic structure into a gentler representation. While maintaining its signature potency, this wine showcases an inviting level of approachability for novices while remaining layered enough for experts seeking discerning complexity.


A Firm Proposition for Fine Wine Investors

One cannot underscore enough the investment allure presented by fine wines from Italy such as this star-studded 2009 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. from Bruno Giacosa. Longevity is a given in the enriching world of Barolo, and this expressive vintage is set to soar with cellar bound time travel, invariably enhancing its intrinsic worth with its commanding ageability.

Whether your pursuit is immediate gratification or longer-term vinous investment, the 2009 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. from Bruno Giacosa straddles these two worlds with uncompromising steadfastness. Unveiling a tale of an unforgettable year through its captivating pour, this wine encapsulates the enchantment that makes Italian wine investment intensely rewarding.

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The 2009 Barolo Falletto is an exuberant and exciting wine with tight, firming tannins surrounded by deep layers of dried cherry, licorice, cassis, moist tobacco and campfire ash. What sets this Barolo apart is the focus and care it shows on the bouquet. It is as if each layer is a separately audible voice in a united chorus of flavors and aromas. Also notable is the balanced acidity that adds a bite of freshness without being too sharp. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2035. With the return of winemaker Dante Scaglione in 2011, the wines of Bruno Giacosa (-the genius of Neive-) continue to impress. Bruna Giacosa, Bruno-s daughter, has taken over daily operations at the winery since her father suffered a stroke in 2006. Importer: Folio Fine Wine Partners, Napa, CA; tel. (707) 256-2700

Monica Larner - The Wine Advocate, 27 June 2013

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