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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Enrico Pira Barolo Cannubi 2008
Enrico Pira Barolo Cannubi 2008
(search item no. 117499)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $109.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Garnet red with orange reflections. This 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.
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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.