Claudio Fenocchio (son of Giacomo) is one of those unsung heroes who makes traditionally-styled Barolo but remains in the shadows of the superstars like Rinaldi or Mascarello. He is just as dedicated to his farming and he makes wine in the same non-interventionist fashion, aging his wines entirely in large Slavonian casks.What stands out about Fenocchio is his terroir precision. Unlike Bartolo Mascarello, where Maria Teresa blends all her grapes into a single Barolo cuvée, Fenocchio likes to produce cru-specific wines. Tasting through his line-up, we are always stunned at how the characteristic of each vineyard jumps out.
What importer Skurnik Wines has to say about this wine...
From 0.4 hectares of Castellero, nestled between Bussia and Cannubi.280 meters elevation Soil of marl, tuff, and a notable composition of sandVines have an average age of 40 years40 days spontaneous fermentation and macerationAged 36 months in large Slavonian oak casks prior to bottling330 cases produced annually. 2011 was the first vintage of this as a single vineyard expression; prior to that it went into the Barolo classico.