Bruno Giacosa Spumante
8th April 2014
In the world of fine wine, where good natured rivalry between producers who make great wines is a fact of life, it is rare to find any one producer singled out for praise and admiration without a hint of envy. This however is the case for Giacosa, a family owned winery in Piedmont founded in 1871 in the village of Neive.
Piedmont is home to the largest area of vines which produce DOC and DOCG wines, and the region boasts over 40 denominations.
The wines here are world class but it is the personality and work of one man in particular, Bruno Giacosa, the third generation of his family to produce wine here, along with his vivacious daughter Bruna, which makes the difference.
The Giacosa family philosophy is a simple one, based on the respect of local tradition in the vineyard and the cellar, and a driving passion for perfection that is handed down from generation to generation. A shy, modest man but very determined and strong willed, Bruno believes that his wines should do the talking and a tasting at Giacosa is a magical experience.
Spumante Extra Brut 2006
Giacosa’s spumante is an exceptional sparkling wine made in the finest vintages from 100% Pinot Noir. It is produced using the traditional method, including racking by hand, and is maturated on the lees for three years. An exceptionally elegant wine which rivals many Champagnes in quality, it has hints of toasty brioche on the nose with a soft, fine mousse and a very complex, biscuity finish.
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