Carlo Giacosa di Giacosa Maria Grazia Az. Agr.

Strada Ovello, 9, 12050 Barbaresco (CN)
Telephone +39 0173 635116
Fax +39 0173 635293

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.09  Italy
  •  Piemont

Our products

Product category: Piemont

Luca Barbaresco riserva docg

Grape-variety: 100% Nebbiolo

Vineyard: Three vineyards located in the Asili, Cole and Ovello crus in Barbaresco produced the grapes for this wine on a total of 1.55 hectares

Soil: Hard and compact, mainly composed of clay and limestone

Position: Facing south, south-west, west

Altitude: Between 240 and 270 m

Vine-training: Arched-cane Guyot

Vinification: Crushing and de-stemming of the grapes in the winery were followed by fermentation of the must on the skins lasting 15 days

Maturation: After drawing off and partial clarification, the wine was matured for 30 months in casks of French oak holding 20 and 23 Hl

Ageing: Prior to its release, the wine was aged after bottling for at least 12 months in bottles lying down in the dark and peace & quiet of the cellar

Tasting notes: Deep garnet-red, showing the first hints of orange. Full, complex nose, with elegant ripe fruit and appealing liquorice, vanilla and cinnamon overtones. Full-bodied, dry taste with great structure

Food pairings: A big wine to go with well-structured, flavoursome food. At its very best with meat-based dishes, but great with mature cheeses too, and on its own as a meditation wine

Storage: Best kept at a constant temperature and without any movement in the dark and silence of an underground cellar

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About us

Company details

The Carlo Giacosa Winery, run by the family for four generations, is situated in  Barbaresco, home to some of Italy’s most prestigious wines, and possesses a lovely view over the village’s medieval tower and the Tanaro Valley.

Donato Giacosa, Carlo’s father, founded the winery and, as an expert vine grafter, working both for his own and surrounding estates, encouraged the development of the area’s immaculately geometrical  vineyards and, as a consequence, helped shape the very hills of Barbaresco.

Carlo, together with his wife Carla, continued in the family tradition, cultivating his  roots along with those of his vines. Carlo has developed the winery through the years, aiming always for the highest quality in his wines. Now, it is Maria Grazia’s turn, the latest Giacosa to run the firm. She works alongside Carlo, her dad, and Luca, her son.

The Giacosa family history is inextricably a wine-making one. Through the years, they have seen the arrival of research papers for sale new technologies, they have built bigger winery buildings and have designed new labels for their products. But the wines themselves are still, as they have always been, the proof of the Giacosa’s family passion for the work that they do.

The care that they lavish on their wines is what exalts the perfumes and the flavours in the glass. So, come and make the pleasure a mutual one and try the wines for yourself: every Giacosa wine has a fascinating story to tell.

In terms of land, Azienda Agricola Carlo Giacosa farms 5 hectares of estate vineyards, all in the village of Barbaresco, and all planted with native grape-varieties: Nebbiolo, Barbera and Dolcetto.

The environment is respected by using manure for fertilization and eco-friendly methods of protection against parasites. The soil is worked alternating mechanical means (cultivator, plough, mulcher, hoe) to avoid compacting the earth and forming pockets of humidity. In summer the bunches are thinned very carefully to balance out any excess production.

In the winery, traditional methods are supported by modern technology, allowing for fermentation in steel at a controlled temperature, appropriate maturing in small barrels or large casks, and the reduction of sulphites to around a third of the legal limit.

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