This single-vineyard Barolo is one of Fenocchio’s most complex and exciting wines. This wine accurately demonstrates the Nebbiolo grape’s ability to produce rich and powerful wines that are also elegant and remarkably balanced. The wine is made from grapes from a single hectare of southwest facing 60-year-old vines. The historic Villero vineyard in the village of Castiglione Faletto has shallow soils of compact marine fossil and argillaceous limestone soil. This wine is incredibly fragrant and very complex, with many fruit flavours and spices on the nose. It will gracefully evolve over decades.
Very brilliant dark garnet color with ruby highlights. The nose is aromatic and rich with aromas of spice, blackberry, plum and flower. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, elegant, balanced and complex. The palate is silky on a tight tannic structure. Flavours of black fruit and flowers are intertwined and evolve into a long plum kernel finish.
Braised meat with sauce. Pasta with truffles or mushrooms. Hard aged cheese such as Parmigiano and Piave.
Elveziano type soil (marine fossils) and compact limestone clay
Supervised control vineyard practices. Green harvest. Southwestern exposure at 500 metres above sea level. Vines 60 years old on average
Spontaneous fermentation in tanks, maturing six months in stainless steel tanks followed by 30 months in large Slovenian oak barrels
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 - 95 Points, Villero 2011
Decanter Magazine - 94 Points, Villero 2011
James Suckling - 95 Points, Villero 2011
Le Guide de l'Espresso - Eccellenza
5 Grappoli Bibenda, Barolo Villero 2011
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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