Terroir: Cannubi is a long hill with a gradual slope that sits at the convergence of the two geologic sub zones of Barolo. It is at the Cannubi hill that the Helvetian and Tortonian types of soil meet and blend together. Cannubi, is of South-East exposure and is a Cru with an exceptional completeness, a harmonic synthesis between structure and aromas. The soil is mildly compact with a perfect equilibrium between sand, lime, calcareous and clay. This balance of soil composition gives the Barolo’s from Cannubi excellent aromas, a remarkable structure and color, as well as very elegant tannins. The hill of Cannubi creates a wine that is immediately enjoyable with characteristics that only become more complex as the wine matures.
Vinification: Grapes are manually harvested and brought to the cellar for destalking and Temperature-controlled maceration of the skins with pump-overs lasts 10 days. Following fermentation, the wine is racked into concrete tanks that are lined in fiberglass and insulated with cork where it will rest at post-fermentation temperatures of 72°F and undergoes malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged for two years, a part in Slavonian or French oak barrels (30 or 35 hl) and the other part in 225L French oak barrels that are moderately toasted. The two parts are then blended in traditional big oak barrels and the wine completes its fining in the bottle before release.
Garnet-red in color with ruby reflections. Intense perfume with clean scent of roses, vanilla, licorice, spices and toasted oak. Gentle notes of absinth. The flavor is full and elegant, good- bodied and austere with recurring olfactory sensations. The spicy note and the hints of wood blend perfectly. The Barolo Cannubi reaches its maturity after 6 years from the harvest and can be enjoyed throughout its life between 6 and 25 years.
With its great structure, this wine is particularly adapted to red meats, braised dishes and game in general. It is an ideal accompaniment for cheeses and our typical local cuisine.
Score: 94 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: Monica Larner
The production output of the 2007 Cannubi 10 Anniv is only 6,000 bottles. These units were put aside to age for an extra decade to be released as a special anniversary edition. Releasing old vintages in small batches like this is becoming an increasingly viable and popular sales approach among Barolo producers. A wine like this gives us an opportunity to appreciate the evolved qualities and elegance that Nebbiolo manages so effortlessly. Make no mistake, this is a full-throttle Barolo from a warm and powerful vintage. Yet, it shows the inner grace and finesse award with careful cellar aging. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030.
Score: 93 PointsJamesSuckling.com Author: James Suckling
"Love the soft tannins and ripe fruit to this with lots of raspberry, plum and chocolate character. Full body. Fruity finish. Hints of hazelnut in the aftertaste. Why wait? Drink it!"
Score: 91 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: Antonio Galloni
"The 2007 Barolo Cannubi shows excellent density and mid-palate sweetness. Sweet red fruit, spices, flowers and mint are some of the notes that take shape in the glass. The Cannubi is an attractive, pliant Barolo that should drink well with a minimum of cellaring. A soft, caressing finish rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022."
Score: 95 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Monica Larner
"Almost over the top, this beautiful Barolo from the most celebrated cru of them all the iconic Cannubi vineyard delivers maximum pleasure and intensity. This is a soft and velvety wine, with cherry, cassis, leather, moist tobacco and licorice aromas over extracted concentration and tight tannins. The wine needs more time to age and once it does, it can be paired with beef or aged cheeses. "
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