Barolo Cannubi D.O.C.G.

Marchesi di Barolo

Pronunciation
kah-NEW-bee
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Marchesi di Barolo
Region
Piemonte
Oenologist
Flavio Fenocchio

Overview

From Marchesi di Barolo’s extensive holding, representing almost two thirds of the splendid Cannubi single-vineyard. It is considered by some to be the source of the finest Barolos of all. The Cannubi vineyard is located on the steep, south- and east-facing slopes around the town of Barolo. The terrains of the Hill of the Cannubi consist of an amalgamation of soils of the Helvetian and Tortonian periods that is characteristic of the Barolo zone. Because of the substantial content of fine sand, a fundamental element of the land’s fertility, and the looseness of the soil, in combination with a large amount of limestone, the vineyards are particularly adapted to the production of wines of an extremely elevated level of quality.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Nebbiolo
Vinification
Rigid selection, soft pressing, fermentation on the skins at higher temp, then racked into oak.
Aging
Two years in Slavonian oak casks followed by a year in bottle
Alcohol
13.5 %
| Appearance
Garnet red with fleeting orangish reflections typical of the thin skinned Nebbiolo.
| Aroma
Flowing aromas of red berries, rose petals and spice.
| Taste
The flavor is full and elegant, full bodied, complex, balanced.
| Serving Suggestions
A perfect compliment to long braised red meats and roasted root vegetables, and aged cheeses. Ossobuco with pumpkin gnocchi.

Barolo Cannubi D.O.C.G.

Suggested Retail:
$87.00
CSPC#:
403493
Available Sizes:
750ml
1500ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

Wine Spectator 2008 - James Suckling - 90 points

Aromas of crushed blackberry, with plum and hints of walnut, lead to a full-bodied palate, with silky yet chewy tannins and a berry and chocolate aftertaste.