Renato I was born on July 28th, 1966 in a country family living in Barbaresco. At the end of the school, I early started working in my family’s farm, where all the growings were traditional and done by hand. At the age of 19, I was engaged in one of the most important cellars in Barbaresco and I cared both the works in the vineyards and in the winery, closed to very qualified persons. It was there that I learned that “good wines are made only by good grapes”, i.e. the importance of the quality of primary products in the making of great wines. In 1993 Milva and I decided to create our own farm, for being able to work in a sustaineable way. Milva Born “on the hill in front of Renato’s home”, in the borough of Neive, I grew in the vineyards with my parents, both farmers. I learned working in the vineyards for helping my Mum when I was a child, being charmed by the adults’s wisdom in understanding the growing of the plants and in choosing the best way of working all the times. When I met Renato, I was at the University, studying Architecture (drawing is another passion of mine). But, while speaking about our great passion for agricolture and, expecially, for vine-growing, we decided to start together a new adventure: our Farm. After I ended my University, I worked as an architect for two years between Milan and Venice and, in the same time, I went on working with Renato. When Aurora and Elena were born, respectively in 1999 and in 2001, I decided to devote myself to my children and to the farm, in order to raise our girls in a quiet and healty environment.
The vineyard which gives both the grapes and the name to this wine sits in the village of Neive, on the South-Western side of the famous hill named “Starderi”.
Renato Fenocchio Starderi Barbaresco is an excellent wine, with a intensely garnet red color, the scent is ethereal and harmonic, fruity even austere; the taste is full and dry and the sweet tannin makes it nicely velvety.