2013 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo VilleroNebbiolo from Italy
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"60-year-old vines from one hectare in Villero. After 40 days of maceration, aged 6 months in tank and 30 months in large Slavonian oak casks. 480 cases produced annually.Five ...
- 95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 93 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"Wonderful aromas of chocolate, flowers and berry follow through to a full body, dense and juicy fruit and a long and flavorful finish. Polished and soft tannins. Fine textured at the end. Drink or hold."
93 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The Villero vineyard in Castiglione Falletto delivers darkness, power and length in this classic vintage. The 2013 Barolo Villero plays its best cards in the mouth, however. The nose is bold and dense due to aromas of dark fruit and mild spice. But the mouthfeel is more interesting, thanks to the fullness and the textural smoothness it displays. I would expect this wine to become more fine and linear with extra bottle aging."
"60-year-old vines from one hectare in Villero. After 40 days of maceration, aged 6 months in tank and 30 months in large Slavonian oak casks. 480 cases produced annually.
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." -Importer
95 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
93 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||blackberry, cherry, smoke and earth|
|Nose||truffle, cherry, plum, leather and vanilla|