"If there was one wine producer I would buy year in and year out without ever first tasting," Robert Parker once wrote, "it [is] Bruno Giacosa."
So the great critic recalled, five years ago, upon word of the titanic winemaker’s passing, and though Parker's testimonial was by far the most profound of the many encomia that circulated, he was by no means alone in his reverence for these extraordinary wines.
Today we are thrilled to report that we have obtained early access to Giacosa's latest releases, and are proud to be able to bring you the deepest of deep-dives into the Giacosa portfolio.
Our offer includes 3 wines from the top end of the line, each displaying what Monica Larner, of The Wine Advocate, once identified as the Giacosa signature: "precision, power, elegance": the Barolo Falletto 2019; the Barolo Falletto Le Rocche 2019; and the Barolo Falletto Le Rocche Riserva 2017.
We're also bringing you 4 entry-level wines: the Roero Arneis 2021, a varietal that Giacosa himself almost single-handedly revived; the Dolcetto d'Alba 2022; the Barbera d'Alba 2021; and the Nebbiolo d'Alba 2021. None tops $40, a frankly stunning reality when you consider the remarkable energy in the bottle – a reminder that this great house never cuts corners, even with wines that are destined to be opened for weeknight pastas, burgers, and pizza.
For many critics and connoisseurs, Giacosa defined what Barolo and Barbaresco are supposed to look and taste like, in a stunning run of vintages (1978, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1989, and 1990). As prodigious a winemaker as he was, it turns out that he was an equally gifted teacher, because his daughter, Bruna, has more than sustained that extraordinary level of excellence since his passing.
Folks, this is a rare opportunity to secure for yourself some of the very best wines that Italy has to offer. And remember that we always buy direct and source direct, so rest assured that your purchases will arrive in your hands with pristine provenance.
But hurry, hurry, hurry! – our allocation is limited, and we're certain to sell out fast.
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Fall 2023. With the supply chain issues that we are seeing globally, there may be some unforeseen delays which could affect the ETA. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in CO, CT, MA, MI, NC, NJ, NM, NY, or TN. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.
*Due to limited storage space for pre-ordered product, we can only hold orders for 30 days from the first notification that your order is ready for pickup. If you are unable to pick up your order within 30 days, please contact Concierge Sales at (855) 841-2752 or email@example.com to make an arrangement. A store associate may reach out periodically to notify you of your order. Unfortunately, if no arrangements have been made, after 30 days, the order will need to be cancelled and we will provide a full refund. No orders will be cancelled without multiple communication attempts.