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Giacomo Fenocchio - Barolo 2016

Red Wine from Piedmont · Italy
Price: £35.95
Case Rate: £35.00
Ex Tax: £29.96
Country:
Italy
Wine Region: Piedmont
Wine Area: Barolo
Wine Maker: Claudio and Albino Fenocchio
Grape: Nebbiolo
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Date Available: 09.11.2020
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Country:
Italy
Wine Region: Piedmont
Wine Area: Barolo
Wine Maker: Claudio and Albino Fenocchio
Grape: Nebbiolo
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750

Wine tasting notes

Deep rubin red color with lively, bright bighlights softened by slight traces of purple. It has an intense, ethereal bouques, with the bitterish flavour of liquorice, witered roses and tarm alongside beady, warm and spicy aromas

Winery information

Giacomo Fenocchio

With vineyards in the heart of the Barolo production zone, the Fenocchio estate has produced wines for over five generations, following the family traditions handed down from father to son. Before the Second World War the wine was sold principally in local markets, but new energy and broader ambitions arrived with Giacomo Fenocchio as he acquired new vineyard holdings in 1964.Today the estate has proprietary vineyards located in three different areas: Bussia in Monforte d'Alba, Villero in Castiglione Falletto, and Cannubi in Barolo. All are 'grand cru' vineyards and are recognised as such with microclimates which give the potential to produce wines of exceptional character and personality. With excellent south east and south west exposures, all the vineyard sites have highly favourable conditions for ripening the grapes evenly. The sites vary: Bussia has compact clay and limestone, Cannubi has a sandier, lighter soil, and the holdings in Villero are clay and limestone with rich iron deposits. The wines produced each express their individual terroirs.Two of Giacomo's sons, Claudio and Albino, run the estate. Advances in winemaking technology have enabled them to mechanise operations and work with greater assurance and rigorous quality control both in the vineyard and in the cellars. Fermentation is natural and is entirely carried out by the local micro-flora. The Barolos are aged for five months in stainless steel tanks and two years in Slovenian oak casks, some as large as fifty hectolitres, and are then given an additional year of bottle ageing. The resulting wines are surprisingly approachable when young but will benefit from extended cellaring. The Fenocchio brothers have remained true to the traditional family style, producing elegant and expressive wines with wonderful purity of fruit.

Food matching

Recommended with meat, game and mature cheeses age which are so typical of the local kitchen but it also goes very well with all the rich dishes of international cusine

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Vinification notes

Traditional method of long maceration: natural fermentation without added yeasts until 40 days in stainless steel tanks