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Five generations of the Fenocchio family have been producing wine since 1894 on their estate in the heart of Bussia, Monforte d'Alba region. Until 1964, most wines were sold on the local market, but that all changed when the energetic and ambitious Giacomo Fenocchio took over the winery. He dreamed of producing the best wines in all Barolo and for this he acquired one of the best vineyards in the Langhe. Today the winery is run by the son of Giacomo - Claudio, continuing his father's work to produce impeccable wines from the best Barolo vineyards. These wines can be described as minimalist or traditional, but the main point is that Claudio's wines convey the qualities of the terroir in a way that only top-tier producers can. If you're looking for the next Italian star winemaker, you've found him. Most recently, The New York Times awarded Fenocchio the second place in the Barolo wine tasting - Claudio was second only to Elio Altare, but surpassed Elio Grasso, Massolino and Vietti. Considering that the prices for Fenocchio wines do not match the space quality at all, it is obvious that Fenocchio deserves the attention of every Barolo lover.
Dolcetto is a name shared by both the appellation and the grape. Wines made for the Dolcetto variety at its best can even be compared to the noble Nebbiolo. Dolcetto grapes are easy to disposition, mature faster, are less acidic and very fruity. Wines can be drunk young without waiting for a special occasion. Italians are happy to open this bottle of wine at dinner because it goes well with any food and gives the drinkers an easy cheerful mood.
Translated from Italian Piemonte means ''the foot of the mountain" which is evident by the location of the region - it rests near the Alps which protect the region from cold winds. Nebbiolo is the king of grapes here - this exceptional variety is ideal for the production of wines with a high potential for aging like, for example, the world-famous fruity and balanced Barolo and Barbaresco.
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