Falletto di Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili 2008
Save $51.61 (17%)
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco|
|Brand||Falletto di Bruno Giacosa|
Garnet red colour with delicate orange reflections. Fine and complex bouquet with violet and wild berry notes. Its flavour is full, velvety and harmonious. Made from 100% Nebbiolo from the prestigious Asili vineyard. This clayey, sandy and south-west facing parcel yields only 1.2 tons per acre, an extremely low yield for the area. After fermentation, the wine is aged in French oak for 30 months to obtain greater elegance and finesse. This singe-vineyard Barbaresco is also aged several months in bottle to ensure optimal enjoyment upon release from the winery.
A sweet sawdust aroma turns to cherry and licorice notes in this fleshy red. The tannins add a chewy texture on the finish, as this stays sweet and long. Best from 2013 through 2024. 250 cases made.
The 2008 Barbaresco Asili comes across as quite delicate, even frail, in this vintage. It possesses modest depth and inner sweetness in a decidedly understated style. Sweet red cherries, flowers and spices emerge over time, but the wine never comes together in the glass. The light, almost translucent color suggests this is a wine destined for a short life. The 2008 Asili is a major disappointment. It comes across as eviscerated and lacking any depth whatsoever. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2016.