Bruno Giacosa   Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto DOCG

1997 Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G.

By Bruno Giacosa

1997 Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G. from Bruno Giacosa

The 1997 Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G. from Bruno Giacosa is a masterclass in the exquisite harmony of vintage and terroir. The specific climatic features of this year made their notable imprint on the classic Italian Barolo, resulting in a wine that stands as a pinnacle of fine wines from Italy.


The Intriguing Complexity of the '97 Vintage

The notable summer heat of '97 contributed to an early harvest, yielding wines marked by immense depth and opulent fruit quality. This vintage stands apart for its richness and depth as the warm climatic conditions had a quintessential role in creating wines of incredible density and complexity.

The Le Rocche del Falletto by Bruno Giacosa exemplifies this beauty with its deep ruby hue revealing an intoxicating bouquet of dried roses, licorice, cherry, and truffle. When tasted, the '97 vintage reveals layers of cherries and plums infused with smoky tobacco nuances, balanced with grippy tannins and a long finish. This sheer complexity bears testimony to Bruno Giacosa's artistic craftsmanship.


A Star Worth Investing In

Marked for its distinct flavour profile, the 1997 Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G. from Bruno Giacosa is indeed a coveted treasure for serious fine wine investors. The extraordinary depth and characteristic charm of this wine make it an enticing proposition for investment. With its capacity to age gracefully, this wine has enormous potential for value enhancement, thus providing further incentives for investors.


Final Thoughts

Arguably one of the most remarkable vintages out of Piemonte, the 1997 Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G. offers a captivating immersion into the heart of traditional Italian viticulture. Bruno Giacosa's uncompromising dedication to preserving the authenticity of Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto can be tasted in this extraordinary vintage – a testament to a phenomenal year and a living reminder of the formidable potential that resides within these noble Nebbiolo grapes. A true gem that encapsulates the essence of fine wines from Italy and is a worthy candidate for any discerning wine investment portfolio.

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Bruno Giacosa's 1997 Barolo Rocche de Falletto emerges from four blocks of his Falletto vineyard with a southeastern exposure. This amazing, deep plum/garnet-colored offering possesses huge body as well as a sweet, sexy, fleshy mid-palate and finish. Classic aromas of rose petals, melted tar, and cherry liqueur not only soar aromatically, but saturate the palate and coat the taster's teeth. Profoundly complex and multilayered, with an exquisite texture and overall harmony, for a Giacosa Barolo it is uncommonly precocious, making me think it will provide profound drinking in 2-3 years, and last for three decades. A Leonardo Locascio Selection, Winebow, Hohokus, NJ; tel. (201) 445-0620

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 22 June 2001

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