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Fenocchio Barolo DOCG Bussia
Azienda Agricola Giacomo Fenocchio
Italy - Piemonte - Barolo DOCG

Fenocchio’s Bussia vineyard in Monforte d’Alba consists of 3.5 hectares and has been in the family since 1867. The soil there is pure Helvetian (limestone and clayey blue marl). It is a zone noted for Barolos of great power and structure. 

The color is deep garnet red and the bouquet is fine and pleasing, with intense scents of spiced rose and licorice. The flavor is dry, warm, full bodied and balanced with pronounced tannins and a persistent aftertaste. A classically structured wine particularly adapted for aging.

Specifications
Appellation
Barolo DOCG
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Nebbiolo
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
Helvetian (limestone and clayey blue marl)
Vinification
Traditional method of long maceration: natural fermentation without added yeasts for 30 days in stainless steel tanks. Aged 5-6 months in stainless steel and then 24 months in oak cask (35-50 hectoliters foudre).
Pairings

The Barolo Bussia, with its structure and body characteristics, pairs well with dishes of meat, game and aged cheeses, typical dishes of the local cuisine, as well as with many rich international dishes.

Reviews and News

2015 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo DOCG Bussia - 92 PTS - W&S

2015 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo DOCG Bussia - 92 PTS - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250Year's Best Barolo & Barbaresco
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (December 2019), 92 pts

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2013 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo DOCG Bussia - 97 PTS - Cellar Selection - WE

2013 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo DOCG Bussia - 97 PTS - Cellar Selection - WE

wine enthusiast 97 pts"Rose, iris, wild berry and baking spice aromas merge with scents of new leather and a balsamic menthol note on this stunning and classically crafted Barolo. The structured polished palate delivers juicy Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry, pipe tobacco and licorice framed in tightly knit noble tannins and bright acidity. It's going to just keep getting better and better over the next few decades. Drink from 2023 through 2053."
- Wine Enthusiast (September 2017), 97 pts + Cellar Selection

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2011 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo DOCG Bussia - 94 PTS - WE

2011 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo DOCG Bussia - 94 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 94 pts"Aromas of wild berry, underbrush and tobacco lead the nose on this classically crafted Barolo. The full-bodied palate delivers juicy Morello cherry, ripe black raspberry, baking spice and licorice alongside a network of ripe, assertive tannins and firm acidity. Drink 2018–2026."
- Wine Enthusiast (November 2015), 94 pts + Cellar Selection

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2011 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo DOCG Bussia - 92 PTS - WS

2011 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo DOCG Bussia - 92 PTS - WS

wine spectator 92 pts"Aromatic, offering rose, peony, strawberry and cherry notes, picking up tobacco and licorice accents on the palate. Elegant and long, with licorice and spice details trailing on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2032. 2,500 cases made."
- Wine Spectator (August 2015), 92 pts

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2011 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo DOCG Bussia - 92 PTS - W&S

2011 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo DOCG Bussia - 92 PTS - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"Claudio Fenocchio and his brothers Albino and Alberto make wines at this estate in much the same way as when it was founded 150 years ago. The Bussia ferments for about 40 days and ages 30 months in large Slavonian casks. The 2011 opens with scents of roses, herbs and fresh cherries, but its flavors are more savory, with soy and tapenade flowing alongside a streak of graphite, the silty tannins providing grip and structure."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (December 2015), 92 pts

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2010 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo DOCG Bussia - 98 PTS - WE

2010 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo DOCG Bussia - 98 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 98 pts"From the historic heart of the famed Bussia vineyard area, this wine beautifully expresses the fabulous vintage. Boasting great depth and energy, it seamlessly delivers violet, incense, underbrush, crushed black cherry, licorice, graphite and balsamic sensations alongside vibrant acidity and big, velvety tannins. Drink 2020–2040."
- The Wine Enthusiast Magazine (October 1st 2014), 98 pts + Cellar Selection

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Producer Information: Azienda Agricola Giacomo Fenocchio

The Fenocchio estate was founded in 1864. The 12-hectare estate has been handed down for over five generations. Giacomo Fenocchio was responsible for adding vineyard land and focusing on exports, ...
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