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

94

E. Pira & Figli Barolo Cannubi DOCG 2018

James Suckling (94)- "Deep and seductive on the nose and palate with crushed red berries and a soft mineral base. Full-bodied with very silky tannins that are already melded into the wine. More linear, drinkable quality to this in 2018. From organically grown grapes. Compact and delicious even now, but better with another year in bottle."

93

E. Pira & Figli Barolo Cannubi DOCG 2018

Vinous Media (93)- "The 2018 Barolo Cannubi is soft, open-knit and gracious, as wines from this vintage tend to be. Silky contours and pliant fruit add to its appeal and overall immediacy. The 2018 is a real charmer. It's understated personality will be easy to appreciate upon release. Sweet red cherry, cinnamon, mint, cedar and dried rose petal linger nicely, with pretty sweet floral notes that continue to open over time."

96

E. Pira & Figli Barolo Cannubi DOCG 2017

James Suckling (96)- "Plums and ripe strawberries with some crushed-stone undertones. Full-bodied and layered with round, rich tannins and an intensely fruity finish. But then, some fine tannins that are cashmere-like. A little tight at the end. From organically grown grapes. Drink after 2024."