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.