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 absinthe. 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: 93 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: Monica Larner
This is one of the most popular and important wines made by Marchesi di Barolo. The 2013 Barolo Cannubi is a fine and delicate expression with big floral intensity. You get dried lavender and rose hip on first nose. Below those more fragrant layers are solid aromas of wild cherry and red currant. This expression of the Cannubi cru is accessible yet delicately complex and nuanced at the same time.
Score: 90 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Kerin O'Keefe
Tight and focused, this opens with aromas of wild berry, red rose, culinary spice and a whisper of menthol. Chiseled and austere, the palate offers sour cherry, pomegranate, white pepper and a hint of anise. Youthfully assertive fine-grained tannins and bright acidity provide the framework. Give it time to soften and fully develop. Drink 2023-2033.
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