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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Bruno Giacosa Barolo La Rocche Falletto Riserva 2001
Bruno Giacosa Barolo La Rocche Falletto Riserva 2001
(search item no. 92173)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $289.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 James Suckling rating: 100 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2007 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 98 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Darker and more backward than the Falletto in both its aromas and flavors, Giacosa's staggering 2001 Barolo Riserva Le Rocche del Falletto offers an explosive nose of spices, menthol, minerals, smoke and scorched earth followed by waves of sweet fruit that coat the palate in a potent mix of finesse and sheer power, with fine tannins, and a lingering balsamic note on the finish. This complex, multi-dimensional wine will require considerable patience and will age gracefully for several decades. Made from the oldest vines at Falletto, the 2001 Barolo Riserva Le Rocche del Falletto is another towering achievement from Bruno Giacosa. An Azienda Agricola Falletto di Bruno Giacosa bottling. To be released in 2007. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2031." - Wine Advocate
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About Bruno Giacosa:

Bruno Giacosa's winery has been making wine for three generations, and Bruno Giacosa himself says that his success is due to his respect for traditional winemaking methods which he believes enhance the characteristics of Piedmont's varietals. His property covers 37 acres of totally cultivated vines. The altitude of the estate, its ideal exposure (south, south-west), and the microclimate combine to create optimal winegrowing conditions.

Bruno Giacosa makes wine not only with grapes from his property but also with grapes purchased from growers he has known for 30 years and trusts completely. He, in fact, made his reputation as a outstanding selector of fruit. The winemaking methods employed by this estate are scrupulous and traditional without ignoring the benefits of modern technique.