Cannubi Barolo DOCG 2016

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: 95 Points

    JamesSuckling.com Author: James Suckling
    Date: Thursday, September 3, 2020
    "Really perfumed with sliced-strawberry, floral and cedar character that is aromatic and prevailing. Some white truffles, too. Medium-to full-bodied with succulent fruit and tannins. So elegant and refined with a long core of fruit. Try after 2022, but already a beauty."
  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Kerin O'Keefe
    Date: Friday, August 14, 2020
    "Aromas of red berry, wild herb and camphor lead the way. On the linear medium-bodied palate, dusty tannins accompany sour cherry, pomegranate and licorice. Drink through 2028."
  • Score: 92 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Monica Larner
    Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020
    "The 2016 Barolo Cannubi is characterized by chalky mineral notes that give the wine a sense of place. This wine features fruit from a southeast-facing parcel in Cannubi composed of loose, calcareous soils that tend to produce early-ripening fruit and nicely concentrated flavors. Elegant mineral tones are also part of the Cannubi package. The mouthfeel here is silky and tightly knit. Some 26,000 bottles were released."

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