Bruno Giacosa, Barbaresco Asili 2017Regular price $235.00 Save $-235.00
Of the great Piedmont producers, Bruno Giacosa is among the elite, if not the best. With vineyards in both Barbaresco and Barolo, he has had his hands in two distinct appellations devoted to Nebbiolo. As with many brilliant minds, the brilliance is contained within the mind of the genius; this could not be more true for Bruno. His career lasted from 1968 until his untimely death in 2018. He created an infinite number of famous wines during this time. For a region dominated by a lengthy history of male winemakers, the Giacosa legend continues with the pleasant turn of his daughter, Bruna, taking over the domain. These are very much allocated wines, representing some of the last vintages that he would have had his hands on before he passed.
The Asili bottle is a single cru Barbaresco that Bruno began bottling back in 1967, yet it was the only cru that was made more than once of all his wines. With the rise of estate bottlings in the 1990s, Bruno opted to purchase some vineyards from Asili instead of relying on purchased fruit. Asili is associated with being one of the most prized vineyard sites in Barbaresco, in addition with its ties to the Giacosa name.
Nada Fiorenzo, Barbaresco 2016Regular price $45.00 Save $-45.00
Carlo Nada bought the Rombone farm, located in the Treiso commune of Piedmont, in 1921. He immediately planted vines and began to produce wine. Only one of his seven children, Fiorenzo, caught Carlo’s passion for wine. Initially, Fiorenzo discontinued his father’s winemaking business, focusing instead on selling grapes to local merchants. Fiorenzo’s son Bruno convinced his father to return to the winemaking business, and in 1982 they launched Azienda Agricola Nada Fiorenzo. Fourth generation Danilo Nada was born into a thriving winegrowing business.Nada Florenzo first got serious recognition in 1987 when Slow Wine took notice of the quality that was produced. Today, 80-something Fiorenzo is still involved in working the vineyards. Bruno is head winemaker, while Danilo is learning the business alongside his father and grandfather.
This Nebbiolo comes from the commune of Treiso in Barbaresco. This spends 24 months in oak and then six months in bottle. Excellent bottle for meats roasts and stews.