Giacosa Fratelli Barolo Bussia DOCG 2017


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Piedmont, Italy
94 points


Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Piedmont, Italy, the Giacosa Fratelli winery has proudly graced the viticultural scene for over a century. In the dynamic 1990s, Maurizio and Paolo assumed the reins, steering the estate to produce some of the Langhe's most exquisite wines across its expansive 50 hectares of vineyards. With naturalness and quality as their guiding principles, this family legacy thrives.

From the coveted Bussia area in Monforte d'Alba, the Barolo Bussia emerges as a masterpiece. The unique harmony of clayey and calcareous soils imparts distinctive aromas to the grapes. Handpicked fully ripe grapes undergo spontaneous fermentation, followed by a meticulous three-year aging process in wooden barrels. In each sip, the Giacosa Fratelli wines reveal not just a century-old legacy, but an ongoing commitment to excellence and authenticity.

"It comes from the vineyards of the Bussia sub-zone in Monforte d'Alba. Here a particular terroir, and the good temperature range due to the altitude, favour the birth of wines characterised by particular fruity notes. Barolo Bussia DOCG by Giacosa Fratelli is the result of a non-invasive vinification process, which includes a long maceration of the skins and a long aging in oak barrels of 30 and 60 hectoliters. The result is a wine characterised by a beautiful ruby red colour which, with ageing, turns decisively towards garnet. The nose is ample and persistent. Floral, with hints of roses, and complex, recalling notes of leather and tar (tar). In the mouth it is dry and full-bodied. Harmonious and velvety. An excellent wine to serve when the menu includes mainly red meat dishes or with game. Also perfect in combination with medium-aged cheeses."

Natural cork.


94 points
Ken Gargett

A fine Barolo from one of the region’s most exciting districts. The wine receives a lengthy maceration in a variety of casks. The family see it as an especially good match for wild boar, but no doubt there are alternatives which will work just as well. Notes of florals, spices and smoked meats emerge on the nose, along with hints of dried herbs. There is a good structure here with plenty of grip from the pleasingly sleek tannins. Very long and well balanced throughout, with a big finish. This will drink superbly for ten to fifteen years and could well be a wine which is considered to transcend its vintage.

93 points
Wine Spectator


Serving Temp.
16-18 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2028
Food pairing
Excellent with red meats or as an accompaniment to game dishes.

Tasting Profile

Dark ruby garnet in the glass. Complex nose, notes of roses, leather, tar.
On the palate dry, full-bodied, harmonious, velvety, roses, leather notes. Long lasting on the finish.

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