Giacosa New Releases


“It wouldn't surprise me if God were learning the glories of Nebbiolo from the MASTER. Rest in peace”
Robert Parker


It was with great sadness that we learned of Bruno’s death last month, after an illness that had spanned over a decade. The praise pouring in for the “
Maestro of Nebbiolo” is unrivalled and the quotes show just how much he was loved. Few wine producers anywhere in the world have done so much to put their region on the map, with wines of unrivalled individuality and brilliance. Galloni calls him “Piedmont’s first progressive, modern producer”.

There is no more significant name in Piedmont than “el Maestro”, Bruno Giacosa. His reputation as one of the greatest winemakers in the history of Piedmont has been built over 50+ years and the estate boasts some of the most sought after holdings in the region, in particular a tremendous parcel of Asili as well the majestic Falletto vineyard. We are also offering the newly acquired plot in Rabajà. These are amongst the jewels in his crown for they are without doubt some of the finest vineyards in Piedmont. Legendary oenologist Dante Scaglione has been back at the estate since 2011 and was in fine form at a recent visit. He was Bruno’s right hand man for some of the timeless Giacosa vintages and this great estate is now producing wines to equal the great wines of the past under the careful management of Bruno’s daughter, Bruna.

Today’s releases include the Barbaresco Rabaja 2014 and Barolo Falletto 2014 which is considered an “exceptional” vintage by Giacosa due to the cooler weather which was “great” for Nebbiolo, producing very elegant wines that will unveil two extraordinary red labels. The Barbaresco 2015 Asili is the emblem of balance and fruitiness whilst few wines can compare to the Giacosa ‘red label’ Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto Riserva 2012 which is one of is one of the most hotly anticipated rare releases in the world of fine wine.

Giacosa is one of the true greats and his wines are found amongst the finest wine collections in the world. Like Burgundy, these wines are only available in small quantities; treasures for those who have the opportunity to secure a few cases on release. Please do register your interest as soon as possible.

"There is only one Bruno Giacosa. No one will ever make wines like these. It's as simple as that."
Antonio Galloni

If you are interested in purchasing any of the wines below, please contact our Private Clients team at clients@armitwines.co.uk.

Barbaresco Rabaja 2014

£565 per 6 Bottles In Bond
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The Rabaja 2014 opens with aromas of sweet plums, cassis and savoury spices which mingle with delicate scents of violets and rose petals. On the palate, fragrant forest fruits are underscored by a refined mineral character which leads to a long and harmonious finish. Defined and elegant with layers of depth, this wine will continue to develop in complexity for twenty years of more. Drink from 2019.
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Barbaresco Asili 2015
£565 per 6 Bottles In Bond
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A beautifully refined wine with intense flavours, the bouquet opens with delicate notes of black cherries and wild flowers. Supple cherry and dark berry fruit characters on the palate mingle with fragrant notes of crushed rose petals and delicate raspberry and cassis flavours. Seamless tannins and an elegant freshness leads to an incredibly long finish. Drink from 2019.
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Barolo Falletto 2014

£655 per 6 Bottles In Bond
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Multi-layered and complex, the bouquet reveals complex strawberry and dried fruit aromas mingled with fresh herbs and a delicate balsamic note. Supple bright plum and dark cassis flavours are balanced by refined, mineral tannins and refreshing acidity. An expansive wine with fine depth and great length, the 2012 has the intensity for long ageing. Drink from 2021.

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Barolo Falletto ‘Vigna le Rocche’ Riserva 2012

£1,590 per 6 Bottles In Bond
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Few wines offer an experience as profound and exhilarating as a Giacosa red label. The Riserva 2012 is an exceptionally elegant and ethereal wine with an alluring bouquet of strawberry and delicate red berry fruits. On the palate, supple textures and scents of wild flowers and roses are balanced by a smooth mineral quality which leads to an incredibly long finish. Beautifully integrated and refined, this wine is all too attractive now but will age for thirty years. Drink from 2023.

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2011 Spumante Rosé

Bruno Giacosa

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Case 6 x 75cl £209.98

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A beautiful Pinot Noir led rosé sparkling from the master of Piedmont, Bruno Giacosa. This is an elegant and complex glass of fizz with cranberries, brioche and cream flavours. A perfect aperitive or partner to fine Italian charcuterie.

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