Vines for Bussia grow in Monforte d’Alba – Sottozona Bussia. In addition to Aldo Conterno, other notable producers from this Cru include Bruno Giacosa and Prunotto. The Fenocchio’s own 5ha. Maceration for this wine is often long, and fermentation without the addition of yeast (40 days). Aging consists of six months in stainless steel tanks, 30 months in large capacity Slavonian oak casks (35-50 hl), and successive maturation in the bottle. On the nose this wine exhibits notes of flowers and spice. There is a hint of dry extract and full round palate showcasing notes of dark cherry and licorice. This wine is intensely structured and will pair well with dishes typical of the local cuisine; meat, game and aged cheeses, as well as with richer international dishes. 86 Points Vinous, Antonio Galloni December 2015 (suggested drinking window 2015-2021) Awarded a snail for sustainability by SLOW WINE 2015.