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“Bruno Giacosa…is a quiet and
dignified winemaking genius in Neive…
the least promotion-conscious
winemaker in Italy who prefers to
let his wines do the talking for him.”
— Robert M. Parker Jr.

The Giacosa family has been making wine in the Langhe region of Piedmont for three generations. Bruno Giacosa credits his winery’s success to his respect for traditional winemaking methods which enhance the characteristics of Piedmont’s varietals.

Bruno Giacosa wineyard

The Giacosa property covers 37 acres that are entirely cultivated to vines. The altitude of the estate, its ideal exposure (south/south-west), and the microclimate combine to create optimal winegrowing conditions. Giacosa makes wine not only with grapes from his property but also with grapes purchased from growers he has known for 30 years and trusts completely. In fact, he made his reputation as an outstanding selector of fruit.

In the vineyard, yields are kept intentionally low (less than 2.5 tons per acre) to concentrate the flavors in the fruit. The winemaking methods employed are scrupulous and traditional without ignoring the benefits of modern techniques.

About Bruno Giacosa

Bruno Giacosa Photograph

Bruno Giacosa was born in Neive in 1929. At the age of 13, he started to work for his father at the family’s winery and at the age of 20, he took over the family business with much passion and love.
A visionary pioneer, Giacosa was the first to produce the famous Roero Arneis which received official DOC status in 1985. In his continuous quest for something new and stimulating, he began production of Extra Brut Spumante, made from 100% pinot noir, regarded as the best spumante in Italy.
Although he identifies himself as a traditionalist, he does not ignore the continuing evolution of the winemaking field. He has adopted a number of modern techniques that have further enhanced the quality of his wines while maintaining their unique character.

One of his daughters, Bruna, is a significant presence in the family winery. Born in Alba, she got involved in the winery at a very young age with the same passion and enthusiasm for the wine as her father. Today, Giacosa is successfully managed by both Bruno and Bruna, with Bruna focusing her expertise on local and international marketing and public relations efforts.

Part 2 – An Italian Legend Bruno Giacosa and his Wines

Sogno Uno 2004

For all those who are waiting for Savanna Samson’s Sogno Uno 2004 since Nov 2005, ITS HERE!

The long-awaited Sogno Uno has finally arrived. Sogno Uno or the Dream one is the product of a collaboration between actress Savanna Samson and maverick winemaker Roberto Cipresso, has been the talk of the Italian wine world since it was first introduced a few months ago. Sogno Uno or "Dream One" is Ms. Samson’s first foray into the wine world. It is a blend of Cesanese with smaller amounts of Sangiovese and Montepulciano, made from grapes grown in Lazio. The front label reveals an image of Ms. Samson while the back label quotes from the second book of Virgil’s Georgics. The passage, one of the work’s most famous, describes an offering to Bacchus, god of wine.

Producer: Savanna Samson
Grape: Sangiovese
Region: Lazio
Wine Type: Red
Vintage: 2004
Quantity: 750 ml
Regular Price: $74.99
Sale Price: $49.99
Robert Parker’s Rating: 91 Points

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1993 Casisano Colombaio Brunello Di Montalcino

Highly Rated Casisano Colombaio Brunello Di Montalcino 1993. A highly recommended brunello. This wine will sellout quickly.

Wine Spectator Rating: 92 Points (2001 vinatge rated, this one has to be rated)

A wine from one of the upcoming producers Casisano Colombaio. WineSpectator recently reviewed the 2001 brunello and rated 92 Points ‘HIGHLY RECOMMENDED’. Buy as many as you can to drink now while waiting for your recent vintage brunello’s to mature. DON’T MISS THIS OPPURTUNITY!!!

Producer: Casisano Colombaio
Varietal: Sangiovese
Category: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Tuscany

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Regular Price: $39.99
| Sale Price: $29.99 (750ml)
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2001 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

Highly Rated Valdicava Brunello 2001. A must have Brunello in the 2001 vintage. This wine will sellout quickly.

Wine Spectator Rating: 98 Points
Wine Spectator Review: “Black in color with intense aromas of crushed berries and licorice with hints of oak. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit, velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Superb. Best after 2010.”

Winery: Valdicava
Varietal: Sangiovese
Category: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Tuscany

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Regular Price: $139.99
| Sale Price: $111.99 (750ml)
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Tenimenti Angelini Tuttobene Toscana Rosso 2004 Presale

Currently one the fastest selling wines among the pre release wines and also one of the cheapest wines. This 2004 wine is selling for just $7.99 with us.
This wine is sold out of our February arrival. Currently taking orders for delivery in March.

Tenimenti Angelini Tuttobene Toscana Rosso 2004

About this wine:
Good blackberry and chocolate aromas and flavors. Full-bodred, with soft, round tannins.Juicy. This is an outstanding new wine from Angeh Merlot, Sangiovese and Canaiolo.
This wine is best after 2007.
7,000 cases made.
Rating: WS-90 (Wine Spectator rated 90 points)

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Regular Price: $10.99 | Sale Price: $7.99
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Jermann Pinot Grigio 2004
About The 2004 Jermann Pinot Grigio: Rated among the Top 10 Pinot Grigio, according to Food and Wine magazine; “The acidity is fairly high, but this is the rare Pinot Grigio, from one of Italy’s best white-wine makers, that can imporve with age.”

Vintage: 2004
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Regular Price: $29.99 | Sale Price: $23.99
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Masi Mazzano Amarone 1999

Wine Spectator Rating: 95 (WS-95)
Notes: Complex Nose, with soft raisins, earth, dried herbs, Indian spices and chocolate. Full-bodied, with loads of spicy fruit coating the tannins and a very long, distinctive mineral finish. Powerful but remanins fresh. This is what Amarone is all about. Irresistable now, but will age very well. Fantastic…..says Wine Spectator.

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Regular Price: $149.99 | Sale Price: $114.99
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