2015 Giacomo Fenocchio "Bussia 90 di Riserva"
"Cedar, camphor and oak-driven aromas dominate the nose. Reflecting the aromas, the full-bodied, extremely concentrated palate offers vanilla, coconut, tons of licorice and hints of coffee bean alongside, dried cherry, powdered sage and blood orange. Assertive, close-grained tannins provide the austere framework. " Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast
100% Nebbiolo from 30-year-old vines planted at 300 meters above sea level
Southwest facing, rich in iron and calcareous clay
The "90 di" is named for the ancient tradition of submerging the cap for 90 days prior to racking. The traditional technique submerges the floating cap of skins by placing planks of oak in a parallel pattern inside the tine or tank to stop the skins from rising to the top. It is then filled with wine to displace all of the air and sealed closed. The skins are fully submerged in the wine. This process allows for an elegant transfer of the wine as it retains some of the noble elements found in the skins. Sealing the tine or tank minimizes contact with oxygen allowing post-fermentation to be controlled and extended over a longer period of time.
Aged for 4 years in large Slavonian oak casks (30-50 hectoliters) prior to refinement in bottle before release
4,000 bottles produced annually