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Giacomo Fenocchio 'Cannubi' Barolo 2015
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This is a red wine imageGiacomo Fenocchio 'Cannubi' Barolo 2015

$72$54.95
 
James Suckling 96
"An elegant, flinty nose that offers fine, bright and fragrant red fruit, from strawberry through cherry into plum territory. It also offers a layer of rose and herbal aromas. The palate is muscular, yet also very refined. A tightly coiled wine with explosive, sleek power. Give this some time. Try from 2023."

The Wine
From 0.5 hectares of 45-year-old vines, purchased by Claudio’s father in 1972 for 9 million Lire, or roughly 4500 euro in ... read more
This is a red wine
Item ID: #33277
Shelf at store:46b
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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James Suckling 96
"An elegant, flinty nose that offers fine, bright and fragrant red fruit, from strawberry through cherry into plum territory. It also offers a layer of rose and herbal aromas. The palate is muscular, yet also very refined. A tightly coiled wine with explosive, sleek power. Give this some time. Try from 2023."

The Wine
From 0.5 hectares of 45-year-old vines, purchased by Claudio’s father in 1972 for 9 million Lire, or roughly 4500 euro in today’s currency! After 40 days of maceration, 36 months in large Slavonian oak casks. Approximately 300 cases are produced each year.

The Estate
Five generations of Fenocchios have been producing wine from their holdings in Monforte d’Alba since 1894. Most of the production was sold locally up until 1964, when the ambitious and energetic Giacomo Fenocchio took over the estate. In his quest to make the finest wines in all of Barolo, he purchased prime parcels in Cannubi and nearby Castellero, but his focus was always on what he liked to call the heart of the Barolo area, the Bussia.

In April of 1989, Giacomo passed away, leaving his young son Claudio to take over all farming and winemaking duties for the estate. As Claudio explains it, it was a challenging time for Barolo. Many producers were pushing a “new way” to make Barolo, and having great commercial success; but Claudio never strayed from the path of tradition. He continued producing his wines with the time honored techniques of the classic style: organic farming, with long fermentations on the skins and aging only in large Slavonian oak casks. Today Claudio’s wines exhibit a level of terroir clarity that is only found in the top echelon of producers. If you’re looking for the next star winemaker in Italy, look no further. In October of 2014, The New York Times rated Fenocchio in second position in a tasting of 2010 Barolos – coming behind only Elio Altare and ahead of Elio Grasso, Massolino, and Vietti. Claudio now manages 14 hectares of vineyards in Barolo, Castiglione Falletto and of course, the Bussia of Monforte. Total average annual production is about 8,000 cases.

With prices that frankly do not come close to approximating the astronomical quality of the wines, it’s painfully obvious that Fenocchio should be on the radar of Barolo lovers everywhere.

Farming Practice:Sustainable

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Giacomo FenocchioFive generations of Fenocchios have been producing wine from their holdings in the heart of the Bussia in Monforte d'Alba since 1894. Most of the production was sold locally up until 1964, when the ambitious and energetic Giacomo Fenocchio took over for the estate. His goal was to make the finest wines in all of Barolo, so he purchased prime parcels in some of the best crus in the Langhe – including Villero in Castiglione Falletto and Cannubi.

Today, Giacomo's son Claudio has taken over winemaking duties for the estate, continuing his father's tradition of making pristine wines from the greatest vineyards in Barolo. Use whichever word you want, minimalist, traditionalist, non-interventionist, – all that matter is that Claudio's wines exhibit a level of terroir clarity that is only found in the top echelon of producers. If you're looking for the next star winemaker in Italy, look no further. Just recently, The New York Times rated Fenocchio number 2 in a tasting of Barolos – coming behind only Elio Altare and ahead of Elio Grasso, Massolino, and Vietti. Claudio manages some 7 hecatres of vineyards in Barolo, Castiglione Falletto and of course, the Bussia of Monforte. Total average annual production is about 3,000 cases.

With prices that frankly do not come close to approximating the astronomical quality of the wines, it's painfully obvious that Fenocchio should be on the radar of Barolo lovers everywhere.

Farming Practice:Sustainable

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