When Claudio Fenocchio succeeded his father Giacomo at the helm of the family business in 1989, the debate between modernist and traditionalists in Barolo was at its most acute. He decided to opt for a third approach, something we can call radical traditionalism. His wines were celebrated for being impressively approachable in youth while getting even better with age. Claudio represents the 5th generation of the Fenocchio family crafting elegant, true Barolos that capture the soul of his vineyards. Far from resting on his laurels though, he continues to push boundaries of quality and innovation while respecting his family legacy.
Bottle 75cl £18.46
The nose on this Cannubi is welcomed by spicy aromas ripe fruit with hints of leather. On the palate, the strength and structure are mirrored in the deep, dark fruit: black cherries. An extraordinarily delicious yet serious Barolo which is rich enough to approach after 1-2 years but will reward ageing.more
Magnum 150cl £110.96
Bottle 75cl £33.68
The 2015 Barolo Castellero offers terrific energy and verve to play off the riper elements of the year. Pine, menthol, licorice, spice, tobacco and dried herbs infuse the 2015 with real character. I especially admire the wine's vibrancy, something that is such a signature of wines from this vineyard in Monforte.92 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinousmore
Double Magnum 300cl £210.76