Bruno Giacosa   Barolo Falletto DOCG

2012 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G.

By Bruno Giacosa

2012 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. from Bruno Giacosa, Italy

The 2012 vintage of Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. from the distinguished Bruno Giacosa makes its mark as a vintage of singular character. An embodiment of exceptional elegance and structural fortitude, this vintage emanates commandingly from the premium vineyards of Piedmont, Italy, where its roots delve deeply into marl and limestone soils.


A showcase of meteorological influence

The weather in 2012 was dynamic, leading to smaller berries with thick skins that yielded deeply concentrated wines with pronounced structural elements. The combination of hot summer months punctuated by periods of cooling resulted in a well-balanced acidity in the grapes. This climatic dance has played a pivotal role in shaping the 2012 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G., ensuring it carries all hallmarks of an astutely crafted investment wine.


Structure, balance, and the promise of longevity

Its rich hue is reflective of its unmistakable pedigree, one that offers enticing layers of cherry and raspberry nuances, beautifully moored by undertones of dried herbs and vanilla spice. The tannins bind this symphony together with resilient authority, promising an illustrious ageing potential that is sure to captivate fine wine investors.

Yet, the real intrigue this Barolo unveils lies not just in its composition but also in its remarkable ageing potential – promising excellent returns for those discerning enough to invest in this robustly detailed wine born out of one-of-a-kind circumstances.


Summing up the 2012 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G.

In every sense, the 2012 Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. from Bruno Giacosa is a testament to the enduring allure of skillfully crafted fine wines from Italy. It stands as a unique beacon of the marriage between climate and terroir, exuding an innate elegance and power that seizes the senses. It's certainly one of the most investable vintages due to its compelling structure and longevity, a beacon of finesse that reflects the confluence of vintage circumstances and winemaker dedication. This wine is a resounding tribute to both its region’s world-renowned terroir and Bruno Giacosa's relentless pursuit of excellence.

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The 2012 Barolo Falletto is a bit timid to open and needs extra time in the glass (especially when tasted this young). This wine was bottled in March. The wine already shows impressive complexity and depth with drying mineral notes that frame a pretty core of cherry and blackberry fruit. Background notes of light spice and grilled herb complete this pretty picture. What stands out most here, however, is the tight textural fabric of this wine. It is poised for very good aging potential.

Monica Larner - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2016

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