Wine Advocate 93 points - The 2006 Barolo Cannubi presents a more delicate expression of Nebbiolo than the decidedly virile Costa Grimaldi. As it sits in the glass the wine displays wonderful inner perfume, with pretty suggestions of menthol, red berries and spices, all buttressed by silky tannins. Sweet, sensual and enveloping all the way, the Cannubi exudes poise, harmony and sheer class. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026. ” (Feb 2010)
Born in the Cannubi vineyard of the Einaudi estate in the Cannubi area of Barolo at 220 m., positioned South South-East. The land is composed of grey white Sant’Agata marne, rich in sand. A wine of great class that expresses the elegance of the territory, of a brilliant garnet red turning slightly amber with time, exuberant in its fragrance of fruit and spices, of great body, full and velvety with a long final taste of goudron and spices. The tannic characteristics guarantee a very long life in bottle in the best vintages. The annual production is of 12.000 bottles.
|Wine maker notes
|Fermented in steel tanks under strict temperature control (30°C-32°C), post-fermentation maceration, racked after 20/22 days, decanted, and by maintaining the right temperature malolactic process is induced. Eighteen months of maturation in barriques, twelve months in big barrels, thereafter a long period in bottle to complete the aging.