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Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d'Alba 2006

Member Review by Eric Guido:

was in good form this night. I recall it showing a lot of restraint when I first received my cases. That has blown over to reveal a smoother and slightly sweeter Dolcetto than in the past vintages of this bottle. It reminded me more of a Dolcetto Di Dogliani, which is hardly a bad thing. This bottle showed less structure but much more pleasing blackberry fruit. The acidity stood up well against the antipasti. I would highly recommend this bottle for highly enjoyable current drinking.

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Bruno Giacosa:
The story starts in a simple way, with the native varietals of the Langa and Roero regions and vineyards cultivated with loving care. It continues with pure, meticulous vinification, with ageing in grand oak barrels and with unforgettable Reserves. But it also includes, naturally enough, the choice not to bottle those mediocre vintages deemed unworthy of vinification. Bruno’s art encom... Read more
The story starts in a simple way, with the native varietals of the Langa and Roero regions and vineyards cultivated with loving care. It continues with pure, meticulous vinification, with ageing in grand oak barrels and with unforgettable Reserves. But it also includes, naturally enough, the choice not to bottle those mediocre vintages deemed unworthy of vinification. Bruno’s art encompasses passion and clear judgement but, above all, the utmost respect for his product, its admirers and for the beautiful countryside where he and his family were born and raised. The Azienda Agricola Falletto Winery comprises twenty hectares of vineyards within the Serralunga d'Alba, La Morra and Barbaresco areas. The vine growing and wine making processes are followed through with care from beginning to end, culminating with vinification and ageing within our cellars in Neive. Some of our wine is produced with grapes grown by those farmers who have always worked our winery and whose prestigious vineyards truly deserve the ‘Bruno Giacosa’ label. Read less

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
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3.00 5
11/08/2008

was in good form this night. I recall it showing a lot of restraint when I first received my cases. That has blown over to reveal a smoother and slightly sweeter Dolcetto than in the past vintages of this bottle. It reminded me more of a Dolcetto Di Dogliani, which is hardly a bad thing. This bottle showed less structure but much more pleasing blackberry fruit. The acidity stood up well against the antipasti. I would highly recommend this bottle for highly enjoyable current drinking.


0.00 5
07/22/2008

A dull dark purple/violet with interesting ruby reflection, full bodied to the eye. Knockout nose, so strong that the glass had to be left for 30 mins. Characteristic nose of cherries and vanilla, very clean and with just a hint of spices and pepper. Full out attack on the palate, medium body, good acidity and balance with a mid length finish of berries and a touch of plum. Smooth with balanced tannins. Decant for a minimum of 1 hour.


Snooth User: cerbland
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3.00 5
12/29/2014

Light with fruity flavors


External Reviews for Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d'Alba

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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewRated 90The estates 2006 Dolcetto dAlba Falletto is made from the same vineyard in Serralunga that is the source of Giacosas Barolos. It is a rich Dolcetto jam-packed with vibrant, shimmering fruit supported by notable structure. With air, licorice and menthol nuances emerge adding further complexity. This is one of the very rare cases with Dolcetto where I am tempted to say that a few additional months of aging will help the wine come together even more. Anticipated maturity: 2008 - 2011.Wine Tasting NotesDeep purple in color with a rich, fruity bouquet. It offers ripe blackberry, cherry and licorice flavors, velvety tannins and a lingering spicy finish. To be enjoyed young with medium-aged cheese, pot roast, polenta with sausage, and game meats.




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