Winemaker Claudio Fenocchio is a bit of a radical traditionalist. He is one of the few remaining Barolo producers to ferment his wine naturally without added yeasts, and for this Riserva he undergoes an extendedl 90-day maceration on grape skins. Naturally he eschews new oak barriques, and ages his wine only in large slavonian oak barrels for a minimum of 4 years.
The Riserva color is a deep garnet red with ruby reflections. The scent is complex and rich with fruit, floral scents, spices, underbrush and plums. The bouquet is rich with fruit and floral fragrances, and strong warm spiced scents. An elegant and velvety wine, it is characterized by its completeness, balance and well known longevity
Pairs well with any type of red meat, game and aged cheeses
Third Party Reviews
This full-bodied wine opens with aromas of crushed berry, tobacco, leather, clove and a balsamic note. The robust enveloping palate offers cherry marinated in spirits, licorice, peppercorn and dried herb framed in firm velvety tannins. Score 93, Wine Enthusiast, September 2017