October 11, 2019
A Note from Sergio
Bruno Giacosa had a profound vision and pursued it, and in the process, he delighted many people with his remarkable, heady wines. Whether it was Bruno's collector Barolo and Barbaresco wines or his entry-level Barbera, Arneis, Dolcetto (and others), Bruno made his wines in the old ways, and he crafted wines that would feel familiar to his forebearers. Though Giacosa made many wines, he was best loved for his Barbaresco and Barolo bottlings, wines that require an intimate understanding of Nebbiolo, its fussiness, its potential and its tricks--as well as an almost preternatural understanding of Piemonte's microclimates. Giacosa had the knowledge and the alchemical skill that turns grape juice into extraordinary experiences.Today's Featured Sections Include:
To my thinking, Bruno stands as a god among producers, and his wines are stunning. Today, I'm very proud to present double magnum bottles of a recent Giacosa release, the estate's 2014 Barbaresco Asili Riserva, a wine that even before it hit the shelves was being hailed as the wine of the vintage. Maybe it's too soon to give it this award--this Barbaresco Riserva still very, very young, but I believe that this wine's greatness will stand the test of time. I do know that today's Barbaresco Riserva is an important link in the chain of history; it's a traditional Barbaresco that could only come from the hands of Bruno Giacosa, and that makes it astonishingly good.
Finally, I managed to scare up a few bottles of Quintarelli's 1990 Amarone Riserva; this wine should be on your bucket list--and in your cellar!
1. Spotlight on Excellence: Giacosa's Outstanding '14 Barbaresco Asili Riserva in Rare Large Formats
2. Time Sensitive Offer: Quintarelli's Timeless 1990 Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva
3. Wine Events: Upcoming October Wine Tasting Events