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 £50.68
The 2010 Villero demonstrates remarkable approachability. Somewhat softer and riper than the other two Crus but still with the Barolo trademark structure of tannins and acidity, it is perhaps the concentration of sweet cherry fruit and floral notes here that gives it this accessibility. A classic Barolo all round with roses, tar and violets all featuring heavily on the palate....more
Bottle 75cl £59.68
Scents of dark chocolate, spice and treacle. Rich, mouthfilling and powerful black and red berry fruits with spice and floral notes. Big and brooding with complex, layered flavours, it is powerful yet velvety smooth and elegant. Excellent balance and with great longevity. Full Technical Sheet available here.more
Bottle 75cl £182.68