Renato Fenocchio


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LANGHE NEBBIOLO 2019
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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.

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BARBARESCO ROMBONE 2017
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Milva Fenocchio describes this cru as consistently being accessible earlier for enjoyment than the Staderi they also produce. Rombone Cru is on the last hill as you travel West through the commune of Treiso.

Vines were originally planted by Renato’s Grandfather who gave a parcel to each of his three grand daughters. All three were re-unified by Renato and Milva in recent times making a total of 1.4 hectares. Some of the site was replanted in 1997 giving the plot an average age of 35 years old. South West facing. The clone they planted develops more tannin hence the short maceration time (see below).

Hand picked, fermented on skins for 10 to 12 days approximately. Pressed to 3000 ltr lightly toasted Slavonian barrel. 12 months in barrel.

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BARBARESCO STARDERI 2017
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Fenocchio own a beautiful 2.4 hectare vineyard on the South Western side of the hill in the South facing Barbaresco cru, in the commune of Neive. Typical sandy soils of this warm site. Vines planted in 1967 approximately 55 years old.

Hand picked, fermented for 10 to 15 days. Pressed off to 5000 ltr lightly toasted Slavonian barrel. 19 to 21 months in barrel.

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58 VINO ROSO – DESCLASSIFIED STARDERI 2019
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This wine is made from the unfashionable Nebbiolo Rosé clone of which the majority of these plantings in Piedmont were pulled up and replaced over the past 30 years due to a lightness in colour and the low yields the clone produces. Albeit to be precise it seems based on Jancis Robinson’s Wine Grapes “Piemontese similar to but genetically distinct from Nebbiolo”. The key differences of this varietal to Nebbiolo is it has lower acidity, lighter structure and colour but as this wine proves has some amazing aromatics.

The wine is made from 100% Nebbiolo Rosé clone planted in 1958 over 0.5 hectares in the Starderi Cru. South West exposure. Rather than blend into their Starderi bottling they pick this clone separately and ferment on skins for a much shorter period, just approximately 5 days or so then press off to tank to finish the fermentation. No oak is used at all. The aim is to showcase the more delicate and aromatics this clone offers. As it’s not aged in oak for the time specified by the Barbaresco DOCG is has been bottled as a Vino Rosso. Elegant and so so pretty this wine is a delight to drink.

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