The Azienda Agricola Falletto Winery comprises twenty hectares of vineyards within the Serralunga d'Alba, La Morra and Barbaresco areas. The vine growing and wine making processes are followed through with care from beginning to end, culminating with vinification and ageing within the cellars in Neive. Some of the wine is produced with grapes grown by those farmers who have always worked the winery and whose prestigious vineyards truly deserve the ‘Bruno Giacosa’ label.
The Bruno Giacosa perfectionism is reflected in an aloof culture – appointments are not easy here – a legendary selection of wines for final bottling, and the relegation to bulk sale, often, of wines many producers would be overjoyed to put their names to! Some of these ‘declassifications’ and rejections are legendary and bewildering in equal measure – like that of only one (fabulous) Barbera and no Barolo or Barbaresco, being made out of the great 2006 vintage.
They have done this again with most 2010 wines. However the intensity, elegance, aromatics and almost infinite complexities and piercing finishes of an eventual Giacosa release only ever reinforce the legend.
Winemaker: Francesco Versi & Dante Scaglione
AA Falletto Barbaresco 'Rabaja' 2013
Garnet red colour; ample and persistent bouquet with reminiscences of ripe fruit, withered flowers and sweet spices. Dry, warm and austere flavour. The best vintages cn bear the denomination "Riserva” on the label.