Luigi Einaudi was still an Italian, and even though the job as Italy's first President must have been quite demanding, legend had it that he was always on hand for vintage time - a story confirmed by the oldies even now. This was clearly his passion and it is reflected through to today. For every bottle produced there is a deliberate thought for each wine’s existence and an application of care and resources to its growing and making.
Born in the Cannubi vineyard of the Einaudi estate in the Cannubi area of Barolo at 220 m., positioned South South-East. The land is composed of grey white Sant'Agata marne, rich in sand. A wine of great class that expresses the elegance of the territory, of a brilliant garnet red turning slightly amber with time, exuberant in its fragrance of fruit and spices, of great body, full and velvety with a long final taste of goudron and spices. The tannic characteristics guarantee a very long life in bottle in the best vintages.
The 2013 Barolo Cannubi brings together the sweet, floral aromatics that are so typical of this site, with silky tannins and vibrant fruit. Sweet red cherry, wild flowers, mint and rose petals built into the finely-spun finish. Sensual and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2013 Cannubi is a highly appealing wine to drink now and over the next decade, perhaps beyond. The Cannubi also gives the distinct impression it will drink well earlier than the Costa Grimaldi. Rating: 93 Points; Antonio Galloni
Aromas of cream, light toffee, mushrooms and plums follow through to a full body, silky tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Very tannic yet the tannins are ripe and polished. Try in 2021. Rating: 94 Points; James Suckling
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