Wine lovers who appreciate traditional Barolos rather than modern ones will certainly be delighted by the wines of Giacomo Fenocchio. The Fenocchio family has been growing grapes and makes wine fine wines from grapes carefully grown in their vineyards on the slopes of Barolo for five generations. The family owns vineyards in the best crus of the region, including Cannubi, Villero and Bussia. They stay true to traditional know-how and expertise and have made very few changes in their winemaking style over the years as they chooses to let nature dictate the pace.
Definitely not fans of the new trend for woody Barolos with great extraction, the wines of Fenocchio rather represent finesse and minimalism in terms of intervention. All their red wines have a long skin contact of a minimum of 30 days. The fermentations are performed at low temperature with indigenous yeasts. The wines are then aged for several years in Slovenian barrels that bring texture and complexity without masking the Nebbiolo’s delicate and subtle aromas. Giacomo Fenocchio’s wines are great examples of how traditional winemaking Barolo techniques can result in fine, elegant wines.
James Suckling - 93 points, barolo 2011
From the historic heart of the famed Bussia vineyard area, this wine beautifully expresses the fabulous vintage. Boasting great depth and energy, it seamlessly delivers violet, incense, underbrush, crushed black cherry, licorice, graphite and balsamic sensations alongside vibrant acidity and big, velvety tannins. Drink 2020–2040. Wine Enthusiast, Kerin...
Scents of woodland berries, violets, dried rose petals, baking spices and Mediterranean herbs emerge from this wine. Crushed Morello cherry, graphite, red raspberry and white pepper all come seamlessly together on the palate alongside invigorating energy and intensity. It shows fantastic aging potential. Drink 2020–2040. Wine Enthusiast, Kerin O'Keefe -...
The Barolo appellation is located in the heart of Piedmont and is named after the village of the same name, 15 kilometres south of Alba. The jigsaw of vineyards on the hills here benefit from this unique place, ideal for growing the unpredictable and late-maturing Nebbiolo grape. Barolo wines are among Piedmont’s most famous, and they are recognized for their great aging potential.
Piedmont and Barolo share many similarities with Burgundy. This is winemakers’ country, where wine and food form one inseparable whole; a paradise for foodies with its truffles, nougat, hazelnuts, cheeses and meats. The majority of the wineries are owned by families who have lovingly been tending the land for generations.