Estate: The Fenocchio family has been producing wine in the heart of Bussia in Monforte d’Alba since 1894. In 1964, Giacomo Fenocchio purchased prime parcels in some of the best crus in the Langhe, with the goal of crafting the finest wines in Barolo. 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’s is known for his minimalist, non-internationalist approach. He makes 11 different wines from 14 hectares of vineyards. His wines are praised for their “level of terroir clarity that is only found in the top echelon of producers”. Following agricultural practices passed on for 5 generations, the estate is both organic and sustainable.
Winemaking: 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 about 10 days, aged for 6 months in stainless steel”.
Tasting Notes: Inky red-violet in colour, with aromas of wild berries, earth and a shake of white pepper. Blackberry, cherry, raspberry, earth and black pepper are supported by silky tannins and juicy acidity. A trace of spice along with the distinctive Dolcetto bitterness compliments the dry, fruity finish. Super versatile, consistently a fantastic value.
Dolcetto d’Alba DOCG
Estate Bottled by Azienda Agricola Giacomo Fenocchio