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.
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
His Bussia Cru is one of his top vineyards and consistently produces Barolo of perfume and elegance. A scent of orange zest, ripe fruits fill the glass. The palate is structured as one expects from Barolo with not overwhelming tannins. the ruits are well balanced with the fine oak.more
Magnum 150cl £122.96
Double Magnum 300cl £208.72
Presenting the first vintage for this Cru, this is Claudios first separate bottling of Castellero and what a treat he has brought us! The nose is filled with deep notes of cranberry and cherry, this roundness and depth continues on the palate. Grippy but also irresistible, hard to put down now. The Castellero has a driving chalky, mineral quality and...more
Bottle 75cl £38.68