Although I never had the chance to meet him, I know for sure that the wine world has lost a true legend. It has been a pleasure reading what people had to say about him, and I am sorry I never had the chance to experience it first hand.
Antonio Galloni calls him the “Maestro of Nebbiolo” in his article on Vinous. James Suckling recounts the story when Giacosa refuses to bottle his 2006 Barolo and when asked the reason he says “Because I don’t like it”.
Giacosa was, like Elio Altare, an early adopter of French barrels and single crus. A truly historical figure in the hills of Langhe, Giacosa leaves behind a great legacy and a fantastic winery.