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.

Region:

Producer:

E. Pira E Figli (Chiara Boschis)

Varietal:

100% Nebbiolo

Vineyard:

famous Cannubi Cru, in the village of Barolo

Yield:

1,000 - 1,600 kg/ha

Aging:

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

Alcohol content:

14.0%

Age of vines:

30 years

Acidity:

6.25 g/l

Production:

3,300 bottles

Soil:

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

Average altitude:

300 m (984 feet) above sea level

Vinification:

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

Harvest:

Mid-October

First vintage:

1990

Cellar:

E. Pira Chiara Boschis, Barolo

Bottling:

Aged an additional 1 year in bottle

Release:

Spring, 3.5 years after harvest

Recent press reviews

95

E. Pira & Figli Barolo Cannubi DOCG 2017

Vinous Media (95)- "The Barolo Cannubi is absolutely gorgeous in 2017. Hot and brutally dry conditions notwithstanding, the Cannubi is creamy and sensual in the glass, with impeccable balance, soft, racy edges and tons of allure. It is easily one of the most sensual, compelling Barolos of the year. Ripe dark red/purplish fruit, spice, mint and cedar meld into the beautifully textured, resonant finish. I am so impressed with the wine's freshness. Perhaps the anti-hail netting helped keep some shade on the fruit. What a wine. "

98

E. Pira & Figli Barolo Cannubi DOCG 2016

Wine Advocate (98)- "The E Pira-Chiara Boschis 2016 Barolo Cannubi is a gorgeous wine that affirms the classic beauty of Nebbiolo. This wine is like a statue of a Grecian goddess with perfect proportions and feminine aesthetic appeal. The bouquet peels back to reveal many layers with bright fruit, white pepper, mint, orange peel and tangy licorice. The tannins are polished and fine with a touch of that distinctive limestone chalkiness that you sometimes taste in Cannubi. Vivid acidity seals the deal on this supremely elegant, fresh and graceful wine. This is a gorgeous set of new releases from one of the nicest and most determined women in Barolo, Chiara Boschis. I may have missed it last year, but I am happy to see that her name is now featured prominently on the front label. Like the woman who created them, these wines are full of energy, elegance and voice."

98

E. Pira & Figli Barolo Cannubi DOCG 2016

Vinous Media (98)- "The 2016 Barolo Cannubi is beautifully perfumed and gracious. Sweet red berry, kirsch, mint, tobacco and dried flowers all lift from the glass. A wine of total finesse, the 2016 is just stunning in its beauty and arresting sensuality. Time in the glass brings out the wine's silkiness and captivating inner perfume. This is such a fabulous expression of Cannubi. What a wine! "