Outstanding 2013 Barolo | Giacomo Fenocchio’s New Releases

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March 24th 2017

We are delighted to announce the availability of the new 2013 Barolos from Giacomo Fenocchio.

The Fenocchio family has been growing grapes in Bussia, Monforte since 1864 and owns some of the top ‘grand cru’ vineyards. These prestigious sites express the individual terroirs; Bussia in Monforte d’Alba has compact clay and limestone soils, and Villero in Castiglione Falletto has rich iron deposits.

2013 was a great vintage for Barolo; easily the region’s best performing vintage since the legendary 2010. It captures the haunting beauty Nebbiolo offers. Rich red fruit with violet and rose petal aromas wrapped up in ripe, sweet structured tannins. Antonio Galloni called it a year of “sublime Finesse and elegance” and the Wine Advocate vintage chart rates 2013 as “Outstanding”.

In 2013 there are a number of thrilling, utterly captivating wines that speak to the pedigree and class that are the signatures of the best Barolo vintages. Antonio Galloni

2013s have a comparable structure to the excellent 2010 vintage, but the 2013s are overall more refined and focused as well as more consistent in quality. James Suckling

Fenocchio’s 2013s are quintessential examples of this exceptional vintage. Well-crafted and hugely enjoyable, we get very excited when we find talent like this from a hallmark vintage at such tempting prices.

*Available for delivery in Autumn 2017.*

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2013 Barolo
£135.00 per 6 bottles IB
£55.00 per single magnum IB (limited)
£125.00 per single double magnum IB (very limited)

Dried cherries, raspberries, tobacco and crushed flowers rise effortlessly from the glass. Red and black berries are wrapped within a velvety sweet and fine structure. The tannins are ripe and fine giving a beautiful silky texture. A delicious entry level Barolo. Drink 2018 – 2023. Goedhuis & Co

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2013 Barolo Bussia
£175.00 per 6 bottles IB
£75.00 per single magnum IB (very limited)
£160.00 per single double magnum IB (very limited)

The Barolo Bussia packs a punch, it is rich and expressive wine. Black fruits, dark red cherry, hints of roses and tar spice. Very textured with plenty of structure coming from the ripe fine tannins. The compact clay and limestone soils really play a part in this wine, making it a full bodied brooding offering. Drink 2019 – 2025+. Goedhuis & Co

Tasted blind. Concentrated ruby. Pretty nose of cherry and dried fruit. Supple and elegant palate with hints of orange and dried fruit. Polished tannins underneath. Long, and set to become more complex with further bottle age. 17.5 points, Jancis Robinson MW

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2013 Barolo Villero
£190.00 per 6 bottles IB
£75.00 per single magnum IB (very limited)
£160.00 per single double magnum IB (very limited)

Tasted blind. Mid ruby with orange tinges. Leafy, cool cherry nose with hints of iron. Backward, youthful sweet fruit and wonderful grainy tannins. Great balance but not ready by far. 17+ points, Jancis Robinson MW

Villero is floral, silky and expressive. The vineyard is based in Castiglione Falletto and has rich iron deposits, these minerals come through in the wine as lovely spiced balsamic notes, with flinty minerals. Rich concentrated fruit, dried rose, violets and cherry aromas float from the glass. This is a multi-layered wine, with intense flavours and a harmonious texture integrated with wonderful fine tannic structure. Drink 2019 – 2025+. Goedhuis & Co