Five generations of Fenocchios have been producing wine from their holdings in Monforte d’Alba since 1894, but it wasn't until 1984 that Giacomo Fenocchio purchased prime parcels in the coveted vineyards of Cannubi and Castellero. When his son Claudio took over in 1989, he was committed to carrying on his family's legacy, and his wines exhibit a level of terroir
The combined natural aspects of a vineyard, such as climate, soil, sunlight, and water, that can have a major impact on the overall character and quality of a wine. While no direct English translation exists for this French term, it has long been adopted throughout the wine community.
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. With prices that frankly do not come close to approximating the astronomical quality of the wines, it’s painfully obvious that Fenocchio should be on the radar of Barolo lovers everywhere. Cannubi is an historic “cru” of Barolo, comprised of calcareous marl and sand, with vine age ranging from 15-40 years old. The wine spends 40 days on the skins, before aging 6 months in stainless steel and 30 months in Slovenian oak. This stunning wine in a Jeroboam (3L) bottle is extremely limited.