Summer is over in this Annus Horribilis and Autumn is at our door steps, bringin rain, colder temperatures, in other words, days you want to find your best book, open a good bottle of red and just indulge yourself. This weeks wine is just right for that
Barolo, also called «King of Wines”, is the pride of Piemonte. These wines fetch fabulous prices and the good ones often cost over 1000,- NOK. So when I read about Fenocchio’s Barolo from 2013 at a mere 349,90 I had to try it. It didn’t disappoint.
Established in 1864 Fenocchio have been making wine for five generations. Today the brothers Claudio and Alberto share the vinery but sell their wines under their own names. They both he adhere to strict traditional methods with ecological farming and storing the wines on huge Slavic vats.
I opened this bottle and let it air for over five hours and it needed that time to fully blossom. We had it with Finn-Erik’s Mushroom Lasagne and it was a perfect match! Try both for yourself:
Fenocchio Barolo Bussia Sottana Riserva 2013 - 349,90 kr
Very, very good Barolo at a very reasonable price. I opened it five hours before drinking and it needed that time to open up. Red berries, mushrooms and forrest floor on the nose. Great structure and minerality in the mouth. Good tannins that cleans the palate. Red berries, cherry and mushrooms in the mouth. Perfect with mushroom lasagne.
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