The well-known Piedmontese winery has received an excellent award for one of its wines.
Bibenda 2022, the guide to the best wines, has awarded one of the wines of the Marchesi di Barolo winery: 5 grappoli for Barolo Cannubi 2017.
Cannubi is the long, gradually rising hill at the centre of the Barolo area. Here, soils from the Helvetian and Tortonian eras meet and mix, giving rise to grey-bluish marls, rich in magnesium and manganese carbonates that, on the surface, turn a whitish-grey colour due to the action of atmospheric agents. Surrounded by higher hill systems, it is protected from disturbances and excessive ventilation and enjoys a very special, unique microclimate. The characteristics of the soil and its enviable microclimate give the Cannubi completeness and balance, a harmonious synthesis of structure and fragrance and elegance in the tannins, combining readiness to drink with extraordinary longevity. The vineyards face east and south-east.
Barolo Cannubi reaches maturity 6 years after the harvest and the maturation plateau is between 6 and 25 years. This wine is ruby red in colour with garnet highlights. It has an intense bouquet with clear hints of rose, vanilla, spices and toasted oak. On the palate it has a full and elegant taste, good body, austere, with soft and enveloping tannins. The spicy and woody notes blend perfectly.