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2019 Renato Fenocchio Langhe Nebbiolo

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The Fenocchio family have been farming in Barbaresco since the early 1800’s. The Azienda Agricola Renato Fenocchio was founded in 1993 when owners Renato and Milva purchased a plot in the sought after Staderi Cru in Barbaresco. Since then they have been able to acquire 8 hectares across the villages of Barbaresco, Treiso and Neive. The winery is situated just at the start of the Basarin Cru in the commune of Neive.At the beginning they acted exclusively as growers but took the leap in 2001 to bottle under their own label, just 1349 bottles at the time. They weren’t new to making wine as Renato had previously been making wine prior for a much larger company. He also has fond childhood memories of making wine alongside his father as part of the family business.A great mentor and friend to Renato was Bruno Giacosa, whom they formerly sold a lot of their fruit to and helped support them in the early years as they transitioned to vinifying all their production.Speaking with Milva so much of the conversation is dominated by her unescapable passion for organics and respect for the vineyards. They are certified organic but choose not to put on the label. She describes the challenges at the beginning of converting the vineyards to organics due to the prior owners heavy use of pesticides but fast forwarding to 2022 she feels sites have reacted wonderfully to their approach with not only the soil retaining nutrients and vitality but the wines themselves showcasing the site specifics.100% Nebbiolo. Sourced from two differing vineyards. One from 60 year vines from lieu-dit village, not within the Cru boundaries (Barbaresco) + plot of 32 years old vines in the Cottà Cru (Neive). This wine could effectively be classified as Barbaresco but as it’s not aged in wood/appropriate aging time it becomes Langhe Nebbiolo. Let’s remember 15% of the blend can be Barbara by DOC laws however the Fenocchio’s are passionately against this, wanting to showcase Nebbiolo in its purest form.Hand picked, crushed and fermented on skins for approx 7 to 9 days. Pressed to tank, aged in tank, no oak used in the elevage.

Region - Piedmont

Type - Red

Year - 2019

Winery - Barolo & Barbaresco

Grape - Nebbiolo

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

A lovely, elegant and pretty Langhe Nebbiolo with ripe red fruits, deep cherry, orange zest, liquorice, spice and hazelnut. Medium-bodied, juicy and textured with fine dusty tannins. Everything you could want from a Langhe.

Wine descriptors

Dry and Textured, Elegant and Fine, Juicy and Fruity, Minimal Intervention, Totally Smashable, Vibrant and Exciting

Fruit aromas & flavour

Cherries, Citrus, Red Berries

Other aromas & flavour

Earth, Florals, Minerality, Spices, Tannins

Body type

medium

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

The Grape

Nebbiolo

Often referred to as the king of red grapes, Nebbiolo is responsible for some of the greatest wines in the world. The regions of Barbaresco and Barolo, in Piedmont, Italy, create the most revered expressions of the variety and have set the benchmarks for the world over. Nebbiolo is quite light in colour, dry and delicate but packs a punch in aroma and flavour with notes of rose, tar, cherry, red berries, blood orange, licorice, leather, terracotta and earthy herbals. These wines have high acidity and high tannins, making them extremely age worthy that deepen in complexity over decades. Simply stunning wines!

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