At Roberto with Scott and Patty and my parents. Wow, a gorgeous wine with bitter/sour dark cherry fruit aromas and flavors in a very fresh and juicy style that makes the wine a perfect partner for lunch. Spicy, peppery with pebbly/vibrant fruit and good acidity. Very rounded and smooth - delicious.
This 2007 Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d Alba Falletto di Serralunga has deep purple colour. It has a very acidic nose with flavours of floral, bitter cherry and minerality. In palate, the wine is balanced, having high acidity, low tannins and an aftertaste of bitter cherry. In summary, it is a good everyday wine.
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(Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d'Alba Falletto di Serralunga) Dark red violet color; rich, tart currant, black currant nose; rich, tasty, juicy, tart black currant, mineral, tart plum palate; medium-plus finish
(Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d'Alba Falletto di Serralunga) Very dark red violet color; nice tart red fruit, mineral, white pepper nose; young, tart red plum, white pepper, mineral palate; medium finish 91+ pts.
2007 is presenting itself to be a vintage that has the chance to be quasi-historic, on par with 2001 and 2004 but the sheer size of the wines may be very interesting. Throughout Italy (Piedmont included) vintners have guarded optimism about a vintage that seems to have combined the best of years past and, in Piedmont, that includes 2004, 2003 and 1989 (although it is very early). Some of the old-timers believe the vintage has produced so much dry extract they really can’t compare it to anything. Unlike 2003, where the sugars were too high and resulting wines were weak on acid and mid-palate punch, 2007 is just the opposite - sort of like 2003 on the Left Bank where (despite the odds), many producers made some of the wines of their career with massive extract ratios but still balanced acidity. In 2007, August was much cooler than in 2003 and that gave the wines a tightrope of acid/extract that is almost without precedent - especially with the varietals harvested earlier, like Dolcetto.
If you want to get a read on the 2007 vintage (without spending a fortune), this is a very good place to start. Just bottled (after only 6 mo), Giacosa’s special “Falletto” designated Dolcetto is serious wine - really serious. As I’ve noted over the past few years, Giacosa is spending more time on his lower-level wines and it shows. This wine is pure, slathered extract of 2007 without any tricks and the price is actually low for the quality level. Probably his finest Dolcetto on record - and there have been many.
ONE SHIPMENT ONLY at this price directly from the cellars in Italy with the finest provenance available.
2007 Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d’Alba “Falletto” (this is not the regular Giacosa Dolcetto d’Alba, which is closer to $15 - compare at $25-35 in the US)
FIRST COME FIRST SERVED at this price up to 12/person until we run out
Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA
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