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Giacomo Fenocchio 'Castellero' Barolo 2014
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Wine Enthusiast 95
Editor's Choice
"Intoxicatingly fragrant, this offers heady scents of perfumed berry, pine forest, wild rose, aromatic herb and a balsamic note of eucalyptus. The structured, focused palate delivers juicy Marasca cherry, pomegranate, licorice and white pepper set against polished tannins and bright acidity. It's delicious and loaded with energy. Drink 2024–2030."

The Wine
In its first year of production as Castellero cru (these grapes previously went into the Barolo Classico), the vineyard is located between Bussia ... read more
This is a red wine
Item ID: #30019
Shelf at store:46b
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine Enthusiast 95
Editor's Choice
"Intoxicatingly fragrant, this offers heady scents of perfumed berry, pine forest, wild rose, aromatic herb and a balsamic note of eucalyptus. The structured, focused palate delivers juicy Marasca cherry, pomegranate, licorice and white pepper set against polished tannins and bright acidity. It's delicious and loaded with energy. Drink 2024–2030."

The Wine
In its first year of production as Castellero cru (these grapes previously went into the Barolo Classico), the vineyard is located between Bussia and Cannubi (next to Sandrone’s cantina). 70% of vines are 45 years old, 30% have been replanted and are 10-12 years old. After 40 days of maceration, aged 6 months in tank and 30 months in large Slavonian oak casks.

The Estate
Five 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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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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