All of my wineries hold special value in my heart but Fenocchio is in a class of its own. Located in the bucolic rolling hills of Barolo in Northern Italy, the Fenocchio family has been tending this land and farming traditionally since 1864. The 1960s brought new creative energy when Giacomo made the bold choice to stop selling his family’s grapes, and instead began the quest to produce his own world-class wines. 1989 brought not only the passing of Giacomo, but a broader challenge for Barolo as a whole; the world had become fascinated by a “new world style” for Barolo. But Claudio stayed true to his family’s calling, and to this day produces beautifully authentic and rare wines.
Grape: Nebbiolo 100%
Region: Monforte d’Alba, Lange, Piedmont, Italy
Farming: Organic, Sustainable, traditional farming practices, hand harvested, 15 year old vines
Winery: 10 day maceration/wild yeast spontaneous fermentation in stainless, aged 6 months stainless/6 months Slavonian oak, + bottle aging, unfiltered