GIACOMO FENOCCHIO Barolo Castellero 2019
“We consider our farm an organic business although we have not been certified yet; we are participating, however, to the European project that encourages sustainable farming and we follow agricultural practices passed on for generations.”
The Fenocchio company also says “We will combine the newly purchased vineyards with those from our family heritage to craft a quality wine that best represents its territory of origin, which we aim to protect in any possible way.
What has given consistency and shaped our family farming business for generations is the respect for the work of our forefathers and the willingness to continue this tradition.”
The historic “Castellero” cru in the village of Monforte d’Alba
Grapes varieties:100% Nebbiolo
Exposure: South – west
Soil: Elveziano with clayey and calcareous sediments, rich in iron
Production:5000 bottles a year
-Vinification and ageing-
Vinification: Traditional method of long maceration: natural fermentation without added yeasts until 40 days in stainless steel tanks
Ageing: 6 months in stainless steel tanks, 30 months in large capacity Slavonian oak casks (35-50 hl) and a successive maturation in the bottle
The color is a deep garnet red with ruby reflections, with a bright and lively aspect. The scent is complex and rich with fruit, floral scents, spices, underbrush and plums. It has an intense flavor with sweet tannins and a long aftertaste. The Barolo Castellero expresses itself with its characteristic stimulating scent accompanied by a dry, but warm and elegant flavor which it retains for a long time
The Barolo Castellero , 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.