Renowned the world over for pure, elegant and complex wines, Bruno Giacosa began his winemaking career at the age of 15 when he began helping at the family winery, founded in 1871. Based in the village of Nieve, in Piedmont, Giacosa began to purchase his own vineyards in 1982. His ‘updated traditional’ philosophy to winemaking enabled him to extract the powerful features of the Nebbiolo grape whilst harmonising the wine with power and elegance.
Having spent 60 years perfecting his approach to wine, Bruno rightfully earned his title as the ‘Genuis of Nieve’ and is considered to have been one of the greatest winemakers in Piedmont. Since 2006, Bruno’s daughter – Bruna – took over the running of the estate and has continued to uphold her father’s legacy since his passing.
The estate consists of 20 hectares that produce some of the most covetable Barolos and Barbaresco, from some of the finest plots in the region, including Barolo Falletto and Falletto Vigna Le Rocche, and Barbaresco Asili and Rabajà. Only the finest vintages from these ‘cru’ sites will be made into Giacosa’s famous ‘red label’ Riservas. Releases of the other vintages under the ‘white label’ however still offer tremendous quality. Giacosa adhere to very strict standards and only ever put their name against what they consider their finest of wines. The wines are produced in very small quantities and are released on an allocation system. Giacosa has an established and strong European and US collector base; new markets which are eager to own the best wines of Piedmont are beginning to stress Giacosa’s minuscule production.