Although all Barolo wines are 100% Nebbiolo they all have distinct personalities that reflect their geographic location. Bussia, located in the town of Monforte d'Alba, is one of the most desirable Barolos. The soil in Bussia contains a large proportion of iron, which exercises apositive influence on the structure and concentration of fruit. These qualities usually require a few years of cellaring before they reach their full expression. The estate cultivates five hectares of 30-year-old vines on a gentle, southwest facing slope and the wine reflects the intrinsic qualities of this soil. A Barolo that rewards connoisseurs of the appellation, and their patience.
Dark garnet colour. The nose is intense and has an appealing bouquet of rose, licorice and black cherry. Although meaty and tannic, the wine remains elegant, balanced and complex with notes of black fruit and flower. The finish is long and promising – this wine will easily evolve for two decades in cellar.
Braised meat in sauce. Pasta with truffles or mushrooms. Hard aged cheeses such as Parmigiano and Piave.
Iron rich clay with limestone sediments.
Supervised control vineyard practices. Green harvest. Southwestern exposure at 500 metres above sea level. Vines 30 years old on average
Low temperature spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tanks with a minimum of 40 days of skin contact. Followed by 30 months of aging in premium quality Slovenian barrels, and a few years of bottle aging
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 O'keefe - 98 Points, Bussia 2011
Aromatic, offering rose, peony, strawberry and cherry notes, picking up tobacco and licorice accents on the palate. Elegant and long, with licorice and spice details trailing on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2032. 2,500 cases made.
Wine Spectator, Bruce Sanderson - 92 Points, Bussia 2011
New York Times, Eric Asimov, No.2 on 10 products Bussia 2010
Robert Parker, Monica Lamer - 89 Points, Bussia 2011
James Suckling - 92 points
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.
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.
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