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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Enrico Pira Barolo Cannubi 2000
Enrico Pira Barolo Cannubi 2000
(search item no. 79778)
Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $89.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2005 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Beautifully silky and refined, with fantastic cherry, mineral and raspberry character. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, amazing finish. Keeps going. Superfresh. Chiara Boschis took over the Pira winery in 1990 and this is her best wine to date. Best after 2010."
-Wine Spectator
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About Enrico Pira:

The winery is situated in the town of Barolo and the winery faces the Piazza del Peso, Where via Monforte e la via Vittorio Veneto (so-called Via Nuova) meet. From here, looking to the hills, one can understand the amount of work that is necessary to transform the looked after gardens of town to the steep hillside vineyards that are neccessary to obtain grapes of grand quality.

The winery vinifies only the grapes provided by the estate vineyards, about 2 1/2 hectates, situated in some of best zones of the Barolo area: 2 hectares in locality Cannubi and Cannubi San Lorenzo, the rest in locality Via Nuova (Collina Terlo); the zone most known per the grape Nebbiolo that becomes Barolo.

As a top producer, Chiara Boschis, is always seeking to produce high quality and innovative wines that are elegantly balanced wines along with traditional structure and austerity. To further this effort she started to vinify separately the vineyards, Cannubi and Vian Nuova, to best show their individual characteristics.