Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo Bussia Red Italian Wine 750mL

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94 rating James Suckling
“Subtle aromas of red cherries, dried flowers, freshly cut citrus peel and bergamot. Some crushed stone minerality, too. It’s medium-bodied with firm, linear tannins that are finely grained and evenly distributed across the palate. Pure and delicate fruit in the middle with floral and mineral accents. Well made. Firm and vertical.”

94 rating Wine Enthusiast
“Dense and dark, almost brooding aromas of black cherry and spiced damson plums lift from the glass with scents of pine, tea and wild herbs. A wine of gravitas and power that is well structured and, today, is giving darkly dried fruits, star anise and leather, finishing with firm tannins and mouthwatering acidity.”

93 rating Jeb Dunnuck
“Ripe and flush aromatically, the 2019 Barolo Bussia reveals generous notes of licorice candy, black raspberry, black truffle, and forest floor followed by a medium to full-bodied red offering forward, ripe tannins, with meaty cherry fruit, earthy mushrooms, and turned soil. It fills the palate but continues to drive forward and remain fresh. Allow another year or so and drink 2024-2036.”

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Five generations of Fenocchios have been producing wine from their holdings 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 the estate. In his quest to make the finest wines in all of Barolo, he purchased prime parcels in Cannubi and nearby Castellero, but his focus was always on what he liked to call the heart of the Barolo area, the Bussia.

In April of 1989, Giacomo passed away, leaving his young son Claudio to take over all farming and winemaking duties for the estate. As Claudio explains it, it was a challenging time for Barolo. Many producers were pushing a “new way” to make Barolo, and having great commercial success; but Claudio never strayed from the path of tradition. He continued producing his wines with the time honored techniques of the classic style: organic farming, with long fermentations on the skins and aging only in large Slavonian oak casks. Today 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. In October of 2014, The New York Times rated Fenocchio in second position in a tasting of 2010 Barolos – Claudio now manages 14 hectares of vineyards in Barolo, Castiglione Falletto and of course, the Bussia of Monforte.

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Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in
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