Bruno Giacosa   Barolo Falletto DOCG

2011 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G.

By Bruno Giacosa

2011 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. from Bruno Giacosa

The 2011 vintage of the Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. from Bruno Giacosa is a testament to the winemaker's ability to capture the unique climatic influences of a year and interprets them into an intensely pleasurable libation. 2011 was rather anomalous with abundant spring rain followed by a scorching summer that accelerated the ripening of the Nebbiolo grapes. This gave way to an early harvest and a wine with remarkable depth of character.


Nature’s influence, everything but ordinary

One must remind refined collectors of fine wines from Italy that while predictability is often a virtue in investment, it’s the vintage variations, like those found within this 2011 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G., that bestows vivacity and intensity within the bottle. It's these unpredictable elements which create the noteworthy vintages, increasing their rarity, appeal and intrinsic worth over time.

The patriarchal winemaker, Bruno Giacosa, embraced the early maturation seen in 2011, expertly marinating patience with craft to extract a harmonious finesse edged with robust flavours.


Basking under summer’s boon – unparalleled authenticity

The relatively hot summer of 2011 saw slightly earlier ripening and lower acid levels than usual in this region. The result is an age-worthy bottling marked by exceptional richness and density—hallmarks of the globally acclaimed Barolo region that draw enthusiasts and investors alike.

Presenting a chromatic spectrum ranging from garnet to deep ruby, your taste buds dance upon waves of tar-black flavours, ripe cherries and roses perfectly threaded with a whiff of truffle. The culmination of contrasting flavors and the vintage-originated extravagance create a high-octane performance in your senses.

This 2011 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. from Bruno Giacosa is not merely a wine, it’s a sublime orchestration of nature's caprice and human endeavour. A complex masterpiece and one to seriously consider when expanding your wine investment portfolio with enduring Italian classics.

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The 2011 Barolo Falletto is a beautifully balanced and determined wine. It spends 30 months in oak and this warm vintage is already showing a quick bottle evolution. This was an early vintage: Fruit was harvested on September 23, which is ten days before average. It shows soft, luscious lines and ripe fruit favors that are both generous and opulent. Yet, there is a healthy crunchiness and crackle in the mouth that makes for a long aging future ahead. Barolo Falletto closes with pretty aromas of dark fruit, spice and shaved truffle.

Monica Larner - The Wine Advocate, 28 June 2015

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