Cannubi Barolo DOCG 2017

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 Serravallian 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: 92 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
    This is elegant and combines cherry and strawberry fruit with wild herbs and tea flavors. Taut and sleek, with a solid line of tannins running underneath it all, ending with a white pepper accent. Best from 2024 through 2042. 450 cases imported.
  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Kerin O'Keefe
    Date: Monday, November 1, 2021
    Oak-driven spice, iris and scorched earth aromas waft out of the glass. Linear and taut, the palate recalls sour cherry, star anise and espresso alongside fine-grained tannins. Drink 2025–2030.
  • Score: 92 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Monica Larner
    Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021
    "From a challenging growing season, the Marchesi di Barolo 2017 Barolo Cannubi shows that note of dried cherry fruit and cassis that is the earmark of this hot and dry vintage. The Cannubi is fermented in steel vat before moving into large oak casks and the more traditionally sized barrique for aging. The fruit here is softy integrated with some of those sandy soil mineral and blue flower notes that are a classic sign of Cannubi fruit. Some 20,000 bottles were made."
  • Score: 94 Points Author: James Suckling
    Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
    "Aromas of orange peel, smoke, dried rose petal and light strawberry follow through to a medium body with dusty, fine tannins. Some asphalt and hazelnut in the aftertaste. Drink after 2024."

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