About Falletto di Bruno Giacosa

By Paul Caputo

Bruno Giacosa’s Barolo and Barbaresco wines are world famous. Tending 17 hectares across both villages, as well as bolstering the portfolio with grapes purchased from growers with whom there are long standing relationships, the Bruno Giacosa estate is one of the most respected producers in the region. The wines, put simply, are outstanding.

The family’s wine making name can be traced back 1871 when Carlo Giacosa began vinifying grapes acquired from a network of growers around the town of Alba, essentially good old fashioned négocient work. Following the second world war, the young Bruno started to learn the family business.

It wasn’t long before Giacosa was one of the most respected names in Barbaresco. Bruno believed wine should be an expression of terroir. This concept is often peddled by producers today, but Bruno acted on this belief. In 1964 the family bottled their first single vineyard Barbaresco, ‘Santo Stefano’. The same ethos was quickly applied to other wines from Barolo, as well as expressions of Barbera, Dolcetto and Arneis.