The Wines of Bruno Giacosa



Table of Giacosa Barbarescos

Table of Giacosa Barolos

The Other Wines of Giacosa (Arneis, Barbera, Grignolino, Nebbiolo d'Alba, Spumante).

Explanation of Giacosa Labels (in PowerPoint format).
This should be very helpful in matching bottles to the entries in the Barolo and Barbaresco charts.

If you do not have PowerPoint on your computer, you can download my Explanation of Giacosa Labels in pdf format (without animation); or you can download a free PowerPoint Viewer here for Windows, or here for Mac.

General Notes on the Giacosa Winery and Labels


For most of its history, Bruno Giacosa was the winemaker. Around 1990, Dante Scaglione was working at an enology center owned by Giuliano No. There he performed various tests for Bruno who was very impressed with his abilities and his understanding of winemaking. In 1992, Bruno asked Dante to work for him fulltime. Dante was thrilled to accept. In recent years, as Bruno's health has decline, Dante has taken over the role of winemaker. There was a temporary lapse in this relationship when Dante resigned on March 7, 2008. He was replaced by Giorgio Lavagna, son-in-law to the manager of Giacosa's Falletto estate, who had worked as a winemaker at Batisiolo. In early 2011, Dante Scaglione came back to Giacosa as winemaker. The winery said there were some misunderstandings, but now all is well.

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