Cultivation area: Barolo Exposure and altitude: Sud, Sud-Est; 220 m Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo Vinification: maceration 30-35 days Aging: 36 months in large oak barrel Serve at: 16/18 °C
The name Cannubi refers to the quality of the grapes and wines on the hills of the same name, one of which is part of the cru (‘Menzioni Geografiche Aggiuntive’) of the Commune of Barolo. The vineyards, which are a part of the estate of L”Astemia Pentita, are situated on the first slopes tucked between the two roads which rise up out of the town. This is the lower part of the Cannubi where the South and South-East exposition of the terroir give the wine a strong body, elegance and pleasingly tense tannin.
A dry, tannic Barolo which tiptoes onto the palate and remains there for some time with a wide and complex range of aromatic sensations. A strong and decisive structure with a soft molecular texture. The elegance and silkiness of its tannins softens its youthful exuberance creating a wine which opens on the nose with pleasing notes of fresh red fruit followed by hints of mature fruit, dried flowers and the unmistakable note of citrus and spice characteristic of the Cannubi. Drinkability and longevity are part of this wine’s compelling offering whose first years, full of great promise, should also not be missed.