Known as the Genius of Neive, Bruno Giacosa’s mastery of the Nebbiolo grape is recognised in Piedmont and the wider world of wine alike - although the organisation produces more than just Barolo and Barbaresco. Bruno Giacosa sadly passed away in January 2018. But having suffered a stroke in 2006, it is his daughter Bruna, who has been driving this great wine estate forward in recent years, supported by her sister Marina. And, having worked at Neive for 16 years until 2008, oenologist Dante Scaglione returned in 2011 as a consultant. The family name was first established in the Langhe in 1871 by Bruno Giacosa’s grandfather Carlo Giacosa - as a commerciante di vini, building a network of excellent local growers and vinifying their grapes at the winery in Neive, near Alba. After World War II, the 15-year-old Bruno joined his father Mario in the family business. By the time the winery was under the control of the third generation, Giacosa was established as one of the three most important labels in Barbaresco. However, at the same time as he was learning his trade, Bruno was also honing his philosophy of winemaking, based on a passionate pursuit of perfection and the belief that wine should be an expression of location and terroir.
Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis 2017
Variety: 100% Arneis grapes
Colour: brilliant, sunny, bright with shades of straw yellow and green reflections
Scent in perfume: full-bodied, robust and intense, composite and delicate. Floral as well as fruity nuances of broom, camomile, peach and apricot
Flavour: dry, palatable and pleasantly harmonic. Fresh and persistent with a slightly almond aftertaste