Barolo DOCG 2014
The Fennochio family have been making wines for 5 generations, since 1894. Many producers push for a “new way” to make Barolo, and have great commercial success; making it easier to drink, more fruity, more flavour.
Claudio FENNOCHIO never strayed from the path of tradition. He continues 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.
The 2014 vintage has a complex bouquet with hints of ripe cherries, raspberries, violets and liquorice. With a structured and enveloping mouth feel, it is powerful and elegant. Splendid with rich meats and elaborate dishes.
100% Nebbiolo, variety: Michet and Lampia
very long aging potential
dry, full bodied
93/100 James Suckling, Gold Medal at WSAA 2011