Giacomo Fenocchio

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 Fenocchio Dolcetto d'Alba 2017
Wine Information Produced from 30-year-old vines from one hectare in front of the cantina in Bussia. After 10 days of fermentation and maceration on the skins, aged for six months in stainless steel.  Winery Information Five generations of Fenocchios have been producing wine from their holdings
Item Number: 30817
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Giacomo Fenocchio 'Castellero' Barolo 2014
95  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 95 Editor's Choice  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
Item Number: 30019
Bottle:$45.95
Case: $551.40
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Giacomo Fenocchio 'Bussia' Barolo 2013
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97  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 97 Cellar Selection WE TOP 100 2017 Rank 21 "Rose, iris, wild berry and baking spice aromas merge with scents of new leather and a balsamic menthol note on this stunning and classically crafted Barolo. The structured polished palate delivers juicy Marasca cherry, crushed
Item Number: 25684
Bottle:$45.95
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Giacomo Fenocchio 'Cannubi' Barolo 2013
97  James Suckling 
James Suckling 97 "Wow. This is so perfumed and beautiful with scents of berry, walnut, dried herb and cherry. So subtle. Full body, super integrated tannins and a long finish. Gorgeous. Best Cannubi this year? Drink or hold."  THE WINE From 0.5 hectares of 40-year-old vines, purchased by

Giacomo Fenocchio Dolcetto d'Alba 2016
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91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 "This red is saturated with black cherry and blueberry flavors, accented by ink and tar. Pure, with plenty of grip on the back end. Shows fine length and freshness. Drink now through 2021. 1,000 cases made. –BS"  Wine Enthusiast 90 Best of the Best 2017 "From two separate

Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo 2012
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "A Barolo showing the tight and fruity style of 2012 with strawberry and cedar aromas and flavors. Velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink or hold. Publish Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016"  Vinous Media 88 "Fenocchio's 2012 Barolo is dark, powerful and intense. Dark stone

Giacomo Fenocchio Dolcetto d'Alba 2015
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91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 "This is a touch earthy yet concentrated and dense, sporting blackberry, pomegranate and black pepper notes. The finish is fluid, with a lingering essence of graphite. Drink now through 2020. 1,000 cases made.”  Wine Information Produced from 30-year-old vines from one hectare

Giacomo Fenocchio 'Villero' Barolo 2012
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "A thoughtful red with plum, cedar, toffee, meat and sage aromas and flavors. Full body, velvety texture and a flavorful finish. Drink now."  Wine Information: • 60 year old vines from one hectare in Villero • 40 day maceration • Aged six months in

Giacomo Fenocchio 'Cannubi' Barolo 2012
96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 "Wonderful Cannubi with depth, texture and style. Full and harmonized. Superb length and beauty. A joyous wine that shows the class of the vintage and the great vineyard. Drink or hold."  About the Wine: From 0.5 hectares of 40-year-old vines, purchased by Claudio’s father in

Giacomo Fenocchio 'Villero' Barolo 2011
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 "A refined and incredibly balanced wine with cedar, berry and milk chocolate character. Full-bodied yet so silky and beautiful. Hard not to drink now.”  Wine Information: • 60 year old vines from one hectare in Villero • 40 day maceration • Aged six

Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo 2011
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "A very refined and intense Barolo with cedar, berry and dried mushroom character. Full and intense with a long finish. Powerful Barolo.”  Wine Information: •40 day maceration •15-18 year old vines •1.5 hectares in Pianpolvere •100 cases produced  Winery Information: Five

Giacomo Fenocchio
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "A very refined and intense Barolo with cedar, berry and dried mushroom character. Full and intense with a long finish. Powerful Barolo.”"  Wine Information: 40 day maceration 15-18 year old vines 1.5 hectares in Pianpolvere 100 cases produced  Winery Information: Five

Giacomo Fenocchio 'Villero'
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 "A refined and incredibly balanced wine with cedar, berry and milk chocolate character. Full-bodied yet so silky and beautiful. Hard not to drink now.”"  Wine Information: 60 year old vines from one hectare in Villero 40 day maceration Aged six months in tank and 30 monts in