Bruno Giacosa

Valmaggiore Nebbiolo d'Alba

9.1133 ratings
9.221 pro ratings
Alba, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Ashley Loafman

Fantastic value. Very young and tight and could age for quite some time (10+ years). Definitely cellar potential.

Fantastic value. Very young and tight and could age for quite some time (10+ years). Definitely cellar potential.

Oct 5th, 2019
James Forsyth

Mid to light bodied with the classic tar and roses you'd expect from Nebbiolo but in the most accessible way possible. Very drinkable.

Mid to light bodied with the classic tar and roses you'd expect from Nebbiolo but in the most accessible way possible. Very drinkable.

Sep 17th, 2019
Fredrik Finn

Valmaggiore; a superiour vineyard in Roero. The sandier soils brings finesse, elegance and a more approachable and instant wine compared to the big boys of Barolo and Barbaresco. This treasure with the legend Bruno Giacosa behind the wheel must be a hallmark example from the cru. Enchanting and mesmerizing nose showcasing the grandeur of Nebbiolo with a varietal, red fruit-rosy primary character and a pronounced savoury and earthy background. Good grip on the palate with fine knitted and gripping tannins and a salivating acidity that is bringing a balanced act through the finish.

Valmaggiore; a superiour vineyard in Roero. The sandier soils brings finesse, elegance and a more approachable and instant wine compared to the big boys of Barolo and Barbaresco. This treasure with the legend Bruno Giacosa behind the wheel must be a hallmark example from the cru. Enchanting and mesmerizing nose showcasing the grandeur of Nebbiolo with a varietal, red fruit-rosy primary character and a pronounced savoury and earthy background. Good grip on the palate with fine knitted and gripping tannins and a salivating acidity that is bringing a balanced act through the finish.

Jul 1st, 2019
Kristin the Wine Girl

Bright cherry and acidity! Exactly what I wanted from this bottle. Perfect for Branzino and scallops pairing.

Bright cherry and acidity! Exactly what I wanted from this bottle. Perfect for Branzino and scallops pairing.

Apr 27th, 2019
Emmanuel Cazes

Bien, équilibré, un peu court

Bien, équilibré, un peu court

Mar 17th, 2019
Adam Kincaid

This is some great neb. Lots of candied orange and ripe red cherry. Has been open for about a day and a half or so, making it more rounded and less acidic, but still has a sharp cut.

This is some great neb. Lots of candied orange and ripe red cherry. Has been open for about a day and a half or so, making it more rounded and less acidic, but still has a sharp cut.

Feb 2nd, 2019
Jay Kline

Dark, somewhat stewed fruits with a quality that kind of reminded me of preserves yet, it was quite light on its feet.

Dark, somewhat stewed fruits with a quality that kind of reminded me of preserves yet, it was quite light on its feet.

Jul 8th, 2018
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.2

No, it's not Cru Barolo. But it's damn good nebbiolo that's open and accessible and pretty and aromatic and textured and balanced and a remarkable bargain. Classic cherry/roses/orange peel/tar profile hung on a pretty easy structural frame (for nebbiolo, that is). Develops nicely over two days.

No, it's not Cru Barolo. But it's damn good nebbiolo that's open and accessible and pretty and aromatic and textured and balanced and a remarkable bargain. Classic cherry/roses/orange peel/tar profile hung on a pretty easy structural frame (for nebbiolo, that is). Develops nicely over two days.

Mar 31st, 2018
Tracy Hall

This is so pretty. Light color. So smooth, no elbows, just elegance. LB

This is so pretty. Light color. So smooth, no elbows, just elegance. LB

Feb 8th, 2018
Matt Lasater

To me this has that extra character that brings it above your normal Nebbiolo DOC bottling. It has a classic profile, is nicely concentrated on the nose/palate, and remarkably easy to drink. Not to mention it has the benefit of being made by one of the greats. Orange, warm spices, poached cherries, truffle, and flowers.

To me this has that extra character that brings it above your normal Nebbiolo DOC bottling. It has a classic profile, is nicely concentrated on the nose/palate, and remarkably easy to drink. Not to mention it has the benefit of being made by one of the greats. Orange, warm spices, poached cherries, truffle, and flowers.

Dec 6th, 2017