Wine Details

E. Pira E Figli Barolo Cannubi DOCG

The soil composition (a perfectly amalgamated mix of Tortonian and Helvetian soils, particularly rich in sand) and an ideal southern-facing vineyard exposition allow Chiara to produce an extraordinarily harmonious wine from Cannubi, the most famous Cru vineyard in all of Barolo. This is a regal wine whose nose expresses a myriad of sweet perfumes of spice and ripe fruit accompanied by the typical balsamic (mint and eucalyptus) notes characteristic of this unique vineyard. On the palate, an impressive structure and decisive tannins are complimented by a long, elegant finish.



E. Pira E Figli (Chiara Boschis)


Barolo DOCG


100% Nebbiolo

Number of bottles produced:

3,300 bottles

Production area:

famous Cannubi Cru, in the village of Barolo


300 m (984 feet) above sea level

Age of vines:

30 years


1,000 - 1,600 kg/ha


Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature with daily punch downs and pump-overs


Aging for 24 months in lightly toasted 30% new French oak barriques

Alcohol content:



6.25 g/l


Calcareous soils and Miocene (Sant'Agata marl fossils with a percentage of sand)



First vintage:



E. Pira Chiara Boschis, Barolo


Aged an additional 1 year in bottle


Spring, 3.5 years after harvest

Recent press reviews


E. Pira & Figli Barolo Cannubi DOCG 2019

Gardini Notes (99)- "A 'blessed' vintage for one of the family’s historic crus, wine of density and crunchy tension. Nose with notes of cranberry, with touches of blood orange and licorice root, with classic mentholated finish. At the palate brackish-sapid tannins and fruity-mentholated return."


E. Pira & Figli Barolo Cannubi DOCG 2019

Vinous Media (97)- "The 2019 Barolo Cannubi is flat-out stunning. Rich and beautifully textured, the 2019 dazzles from start to finish. Freshly cut flowers, mint, crushed red berry fruit, orange peel, salt and dried herbs are some of the many notes that grace this exquisite, wonderfully nuanced Barolo from Chiara Boschis. Sweet floral and spice overtones build into the finish. The precision here is unreal. Aging in cask works so well here. What a wine!"


E. Pira & Figli Barolo Cannubi DOCG 2019

Wine Advocate (97)- "I had the chance to walk the Cannubi vineyard with Chiara Boschis this past fall. You really don't get a sense of how steep the inclines are and how powdery the soils are until you are there, struggling with each difficult step. She navigates the difficult terrain effortlessly. The 2019 Barolo Cannubi shows an etched or three-dimensional quality with sharp fruit flavors, blue flower and chalky stone. There were some weather extremes during the growing season, but everything balanced out in the end. Phenolic ripeness was easily achieved. Chiara Boschis describes 2019 as a cross between 2016 and 2017. In her portfolio, Via Nuova is the classic Barolo, Mosconi has the power and Cannubi shows the finesse of Nebbiolo. We fight with a bow and arrow, not with a nuclear bomb," says Chiara Boschis of her ongoing efforts to convert all the vintners in the Cannubi cru over to organics. She has almost succeeded in her goal, although a few holdouts remain. Her inspiring Cannubi Bio project is why E. Pira e Figli - Chiara Boschis is a recipient of the Robert Parker Green Emblem award."