Cannubi is the long and gradually growing hill located in the centre of the Barolo area. There the soils of the Serravallian and Tortonian epochs meet and amalgamate giving rise to blue/grey marls. These are rich in magnesium and manganese carbonates which, on the surface, become grey/white due to the action of atmospheric agents: clay mixed with very fine sand, impregnated with a strong limestone component. Surrounded by higher hills, it is protected from disturbances and excessive ventilation and enjoys a very special, unique microclimate. The characteristics of the soil and its enviable microclimate give the Cannubi completeness and balance, a harmonious synthesis between structure and aromas and elegance in the tannins, associating the readiness of consumption with an extraordinary longevity.
This wine is garnet-red in colour with ruby reflections. Its intense nose has distinct traces of roses, vanilla, licorice, spices, toasted oak and a gentle scent of absinth. The flavour is full and elegant, good-bodied and austere with remarkably elegant tannins. The spicy personality and the hints of wood blend perfectly. Barolo Cannubi is well-matched with traditional Langhe egg pasta, Tajarin and Ravioli, with roasts, stews, braised meats and game. It is also an ideal companion for sheep and goat’s milk and mild cheeses.
Bibenda – 5 Grappoli
James Suckling – 95 points
Gardini Notes – 94+ points
Wines Critic – 94 points
Vinibuoni d’Italia – 4 Stelle / Corona
Veronelli – 3 Stelle Oro / 94 points
Robert Parker – 92 points
Wine Enthusiast – 90 points