Estate: The Fenocchio family has been producing wine from their land in the heart of the Bussia in Monforte d’Alba since 1894. In 1964, Giacomo Fenocchio took over for the estate with the goal of crafting the finest wines in Barolo, so he purchased prime parcels in some of the best crus in the Langhe. Today, Giacomo’s son Claudio heads the estate and continues his father’s tradition of crafting character driven wines. Considered as one of the next stars in Barolo, Claudio is known for his minimalist, non-internationalist approach. He makes 11 different wines from 14 hectares of vineyards. His wines are renowned for their “level of terroir clarity that is only found in the top echelon of producers”.
Winemaking: Following agricultural practices passed on for 5 generations, the estate is both organic and sustainable. Grapes are from 30 year old vines in a 1 hectare vineyard in front of the cantina in Bussia. The soil is clay along with blue marl and tuff. Fermented with indigenous yeasts and maceration on the skins for 10 days, aged for six months in stainless steel.
Tasting Notes: Red-violet in colour, with aromas of rose petal, cherry, strawberry and crushed pink peppercorn. Blackberry, cherry, strawberry, black cherry, pomegranate, earth and a shake of black pepper are accented by silky tannins and bright acidity. Spice and bitter almond linger on the dry, fruity finish. Silky, well balanced and friendly, fantastic with just about any dish.
Pairing Suggestions from the Winery: An excellent everyday wine, pairing well with all types of food, from appetizers to cheeses and good in any season.
Dolcetto d’Alba DOC
Estate Bottled by Azienda Agricola Giacomo Fenocchio