Bruno Giacosa wines are met on bended knee, such is the reverence for this once-in-a-lifetime winemaker. They are mainly reds, but this rich, beautifully balanced Arneis is also made, with its intense peachy tones, soft texture and creaminess.
It means reserving the latest vintage before it is bottled. By paying an instalment 'up front', you reserve wine while it is still in the barrel, before the wines are shipped to the UK up to 18 months after being reserved, depending on the region.
The advantages of ‘En Primeur’ buying
Demand for fine wines is always high as there simply isn’t enough to go around. En Primeur guarantees you an allocation of the finest wines – providing you are quick!
How does payment work?
Now you need only pay the ‘cellar door’ price. Prior to delivery, we will invoice you for the second instalment (duty – around £2.23 a bottle at today’s prices) plus VAT on the total. Delivery (currently £7.99) is also applicable, unless you are a member of Unlimited. Alternatively, you can keep your case stored In Bond or Duty Paid in our state of the art temperature- and humidity-controlled customer storage facility (currently £12.60 per case per year).
After placing your order we will sent you a Reservation Certificate to your billing address. If the wines you have chosen are sold out we’ll contact you to advise which are still available.
Beyond the Label
Lovely weight, peach richness, creamy texture and length
Dried peach skin, apple slices, citrus and crushed stone
Bruno Giacosa is regarded as one of the finest winemakers of all time, not just in Italy, but across the world. He lived and breathed wine from the start, helping his father and grandfather in the cellar from 13 and full-time from 15. He learnt it all from them, not through study. One of the most important lessons was on choosing fruit, only the best, which was particularly important before he bought vineyards himself – not until 1982. Now with 17 hectares in Barolo and Barbaresco's finest sites and working with a handful of trusted growers, he made wines until his death in 2018 that mesmirised the world. His daughter Bruna now continues this great legacy. Roero Arneis had delicious peach intensity with hints of lemon and crushed stone.
"Lovely, soft texture and richness and a fresh finish with lots of dried fruit"
James Suckling For the 2019 vintage
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