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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Enrico Pira Barolo Cannubi 2005
Enrico Pira Barolo Cannubi 2005
(search item no. 108338)
collectible wine
boutique wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $105.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 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
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The regal Barolo Cannubi has a nose with a myriad of sweet scents of spice and ripe fruit, that is accompanied by the classical notes of Cannubi (mint and eucalyptus). With a lively taste that is powerful and chewy, but pleasingly elegant. It has impressive structure and decisive tannins with a long and fantastic finish. A highly award wine recognized worldwide.

Color: garnet red with orange reflections; Aroma: Intense, ethereal with notes of floral and fruit.
Taste: dry, full, robust, austere but velvety with violet notes, tar and vanilla.

Pairings: red meat: wild game and birds, braised meat, marinated rabbit; seasoned cheese; truffle plates. Optimal wine for meditation.

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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.