Cannubi Barolo DOCG 2014

Marchesi di Barolo


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.

Behind the Wine: Marchesi di Barolo Cannubi Barolo with Valentina Abbona

Additional Information

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.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Barolo DOCG
  • Winemaker: Flavio Fenocchio
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Sand, Limestone, Calcareous, Clay
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.3g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 1.9g/l
  • Sizes Available: 750ml, 1.5L
  • Varietals: 100% Nebbiolo

Recent Press

  • Forbes Author: Tom Hyland
    Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    Recent Barolo Vintages - 2014, 2015 And The Promise Of A Memorable 2016 -- "The 2014 Barolo is a Nebbiolo based on finesse," remarks Gianluca Grasso, winemaker at Elio Grasso in Monforte d'Alba. "The wines are elegant and show the beauty and nobility of this grape varietal."

    Among the best examples of 2014 Barolo, is Marchesi di Barolo's Cannubi.
  • Forbes Author: Tom Hyland
    Date: Monday, February 25, 2019
    "Young garnet; aromas of red cherry, cedar, sage and tobacco. Medium-full, with a rich mid-palate. Very good ripeness, excellent persistence and very good acidity. Lighter than in some previous years, but classic flavors. Elegant tannins. Best in 12-15 years."
    Grade: Excellent

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