Vineyard area: 5 hectares
Exposure: South - South / West
Altitude: is situated at 300 meters above sea level approx.
Landscape: Helvetian sediments with clay and limestone, rich in iron
Average age of vines: 30 years
Grape yield per hectare: 70 quintals
Harvest: first fortnight of October
Winemaking: traditional long maceration method: natural fermentation without addition of yeasts for about 30 days in stainless steel tanks.
Aging: 6 months in stainless steel vats for 30 months in oak barrels from Slavonia large capacity (35-50 hl) - subsequent bottle.
The nose contained notes of rhubarb and spring floral bouquets intertwining with hints of dark cherry, spice and sandalwood. The impressively structured palate is formed by a backbone of black and red berry compote wrapped around orange flavoured dark chocolate and savoury notes of forest floor that I suspect will soften over time. The long finish is complex and layered with notes of slate, dried herbs and dark earth transporting you to the steep slopes of Bussia. A truly spectacular effort from the Fenocchio estate.