Come Join Us November 17th for the Fenocchio Wine Dinner!
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. 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. 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. J Total average annual production is about 3,000 cases.
The words of Claudio explain the philosophy behind the production of these pearls of Piedmont wine: “Our left five months in stainless steel vats and two years in oak casks large capacity and is aged in the bottle for one year. Therefore avoids the steps in barrels, which would be unacceptably flavoring, as much as possible to maintain the unique character of the wine. The passage of time will give complex and intriguing aromas, for palates ready to seize the pleasure of never predictable aspects.”
kombu . ponzu
tartlette . onion soubise . maple gel
NV Giacomo Fenocchio Brut Rosé of Freisa, Langhe
kohlrabi . mustard . dill
2015 Giacomo Fenocchio Arneis, Langhe
duck . almond . black truffle
2013 Giacomo Fenocchio Freisa, Langhe
2015 Giacomo Fenocchio Barbera d’Alba, Piedmont
grilled lettuces . fines herbes . flatbread . black truffle
2010 Giacomo Fenocchio ‘Bussia’ Barolo Riserva, Piedmont
2008 Giacomo Fenocchio ‘Bussia’ Barolo Riserva, Piedmont
golden raisin . pickled mustard . brioche . white truffle
2007 Giacomo Fenocchio ‘Bussia’ Barolo Riserva, Piedmont
2006 Giacomo Fenocchio ‘Bussia’ Barolo Riserva, Piedmont