Bruno Giacosa

Barbera d'Alba

8.951 ratings
9.010 pro ratings
Alba, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Barbera
Duck, Goose, Game, Chili & Hot Spicy, Turkey, Mushrooms, Chicken, Tomato-Based, Pork, Venison, Potato, Pasta, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Herbs, Veal, Salami & Prosciutto, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Vito Sergio Parente

Campfire, sagebrush & wild berries in a glass.

Campfire, sagebrush & wild berries in a glass.

Sep 2nd, 2015
Chris MacLean

Mr. Giacosa, please don't raise the price on this fantastic Barbera. And how about maybe using 3-4 percent less oak while you're at it, if you don't mind? Unless of course you think it will be fully integrated in a few years, in which case, I'll take any bottles you have left. Please let me know at your earliest convenience. Best wishes, Chris

Mr. Giacosa, please don't raise the price on this fantastic Barbera. And how about maybe using 3-4 percent less oak while you're at it, if you don't mind? Unless of course you think it will be fully integrated in a few years, in which case, I'll take any bottles you have left. Please let me know at your earliest convenience. Best wishes, Chris

Aug 6th, 2015
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

9.1

Juicy, structured, delicious.

Juicy, structured, delicious.

Feb 6th, 2015
Nick Piccone

Moms in town. Ripe berries but acidic

Moms in town. Ripe berries but acidic

Feb 9th, 2016
Tia Subramanian

Thanks for the great recommendation, @Chris MacLean.

Thanks for the great recommendation, @Chris MacLean.

Jan 11th, 2016
Christina Beck

Had this at Italian restaurant in South Beach. And with happy hour with Dad while setting up Christmas tree.

Had this at Italian restaurant in South Beach. And with happy hour with Dad while setting up Christmas tree.

Nov 28th, 2015
Rob Mcalister

showing better than many a nebbiolo. bright black cherry, dense.

showing better than many a nebbiolo. bright black cherry, dense.

Apr 30th, 2015
Bram Wessel

Really nice nose and fresh cherry-berry fruit, but with that underlying dryness and soil. Worked well with Mac & Cheese. Way better than the Dolcetto, which I think was compromised.

Really nice nose and fresh cherry-berry fruit, but with that underlying dryness and soil. Worked well with Mac & Cheese. Way better than the Dolcetto, which I think was compromised.

Apr 11th, 2015
Carrie Puchkoff

Ristorante al Castello di Alessandro Boglione, Grinzane Cavour, Italy - sommelier Stefano

Ristorante al Castello di Alessandro Boglione, Grinzane Cavour, Italy - sommelier Stefano

Jan 5th, 2015
Russell Stoner

Super bright, huge nose, loads of spice and well resolved tannin

Super bright, huge nose, loads of spice and well resolved tannin

Nov 7th, 2014