Barolo ‘Cannubi’, E. Pira Chiara Boschis
The Cannubi vineyard spans approximately 2.5 hectares and is situated at 300 meters in the village of Barolo. Soils here are well-draining sandy clay marl with Sant’Agata limestone. Fermentation of this 100% Nebbiolo took place in stainless steel tanks with frequent pumping over. The wine was then aged in lightly toasted French oak (1/3 new, 1/3 second use, 1/3 three+ uses) for 24 months before aging an additional year in bottle. 800 cases produced.
Garnet red with orange reflections, with an ethereal fruity and floral nose. The palate is dry, full and robust, but velvety, with notes of violet, tar, and vanilla.
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Press & Reviews
Chiara Boschis has produced an admirable 2011 Barolo Cannubi that offers deep richness and plush layers that you don't often get with this single-vineyard. The vintner has done a terrific job of portraying the muscular vintage against the feminine vineyard site. Barolo Cannubi opens to dark fruit, dry earth and spice. Yet, it remains breezy and airy, nonetheless, with an elegant and buoyant personality. Pretty menthol notes appear on the close. Farming is organic and this wine is aged in barrique and botte grande in equal parts.
Pure and elegant, exhibiting cherry, strawberry, floral and mineral flavors, married to a solid, stylish frame. Linear yet verging on lacy, with a long, resonant aftertaste.
The 2011 Barolo Cannubi is striking. Rose petals, hard candy, and sweet spices all meld together in a silky, super-expressive Barolo endowed with superb depth and persistence. A dollop of sweetness from the new French oak is evident, but overall, the 2011 is a fairly classic-feeling Barolo. The seamless, pliant finish gives the 2011 tons of near-term appeal, but there is also more than enough depth to allow the 2011 to develop beautifully in bottle for years to come.