Cannubi Barolo DOCG 2015

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

  • Score: 93 Points

    Wine Spectator Online Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    "This supple red shows roundness and harmony, featuring cherry, eucalyptus, licorice and tar notes, set against a backdrop of vibrant acidity and solid tannins that embraces the flavors on the finish. Best from 2023 through 2040. 450 cases imported."
  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Kerin O'Keefe
    Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
    "Aromas of espresso, dried herbs and baked plum with a whiff of coconut merge together in the glass. The linear palate is youthfully austere, offering cranberry, sour cherry, star anise and roasted coffee bean alongside fresh acidity. Close-grained tannins leave a rather drying finish. Give this a few more years to unwind, then drink sooner rather than later."
  • Score: 95 Points

    JamesSuckling.com Author: James Suckling
    Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
    "Extremely perfumed with iodine, smoke, spice and berry character. Full body, dense and juicy tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows length and beauty. Drink in 2021."

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