This wine comes from the vineyards of “Cannubbio”. Cannubbio is the more powerful of the two Barolo crus – its tannins are a little more prominent, its flavors exhibit a bit more mushroom and earth, and it ages more slowly. Thus it’s a good candidate for cellaring, although in most vintages the wine is approachable upon release, especially after decanting.
Appellation: Barolo DOCG
Type: Red, dry
Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo (Michet and Lampia)
Dark red fruit, flowers and spices come together in this round, caressing Barolo.
Color: Garnet red color with orange hues.
Bouquet: Spicy aromas with notes of cocoa.
Taste: In the mouth is full and round with well defined yet supple tannins that leave the palate clean with a long aromatic persistence.
Food Pairings: Wild game, red meat dishes and aged cheese
Production Area: Barolo, (Cannubi Boschis and Cannubi) in Cuneo, Piemonte
Planting System: Guyot
Planting Year: 1969 - 1990
Vineyard: 2.4 hectares at 900 feet above sea level on a south, southeastern exposure.
Soil: Clayey with a mix of blue marl, tuff and sand. This soil is also called Tortonian and it allows for great drainage.
Harvest: Middle of October
Yield: 3.5 tons per acre
Vinification: A prolonged fermentation of 25-30 days in stainless steel tanks and periodic pump-overs.
Aging: in Slavonian oak barrels of medium and large capacity (20 – 50 Hl) for at least 3 years and another year in the bottle.
Total Production: 10,000 bottles