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2000 E. Pira e Figli Barolo Cannubi

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Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

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3 BicchieriGambero Rosso

...bright, concentrated garnet wine, with a nose that opens slowly on ripe fruit over sweet spice and Cannubi's signature balsam. The palate is pulpy, with solid tannins and a seductive hint of liquorice on a long, flavour-rich finish.

96Wine Spectator

Beautifully silky and refined, with fantastic cherry, mineral and raspberry character. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, amazing finish. Keeps going. Superfresh.

92The Wine Advocate

... fresh, vibrant and loaded with Cannubi character. Sweet, silky tannins frame red fruit, spices and minerals, all of which emerge from this effortless, beautifully balanced Barolo. The finish is elegant and round...

92Vinous / IWC

Sweet, silky tannins frame red fruit, spices and minerals, all of which emerge from this effortless, beautifully balanced Barolo. The finish is elegant and round, with pretty scents of French oak that add nuance and complexity. The magnum format has clearly helped maintain freshness.

91Stephen Tanzer

Highly aromatic nose for the vintage: redcurrant, dried rose, leather, mocha. Then lively and perfumed, with subtle flavors of red berries, minerals and brown spices.


E. Pira e Figli

Having the honor of becoming the first woman winemaker in the Langhe, Chiara Boschis has eleven hectares of vines in the communes of Barolo, Serralunga and Monforte d'Alba. After running the estate for over twenty years, her brother Giorgio, his wife Daniella and their three daughters have joined Chiara to not only share the efforts, but provide the next generation of female successors to the estate. E. Pira- Chiara Boschis was the first estate in Cannubi to convert to organic farming and has worked tirelessly over the last few years to convince the rest of the growers in the district to become organic!


Italy, Piedmont, Barolo

Barolo is one of Italy’s greatest wine appellations. In fact many cognoscenti of Italian wines consider Barolo to be the apex of Italian winemaking. Barolo is sometimes referred to as “the king of wines, and the wine of kings” partly because until the mid-19th century Piedmont was owned by the noble House of Savoy, the historic rulers of northwestern Italy. And the Savoys had a taste for Nebbiolo. Nestled into the rolling hills of Langhe, the Barolo DOCG includes 11 communes, one of which is the town of Barolo. There are 4,200 vineyard acres in the appellation and since the late 19th century growers have tried to identify their best vineyards. By marketing some vineyards as better quality than others, Barolo producers have followed the Burgundian custom of making single vineyard, or “cru” vineyard bottlings. As in neighboring Barbaresco, the Barolo DOCG requires that wines be 100% Nebbiolo, a grape thought of as the Pinot Noir of Italy. Records show that Nebbiolo was grown in the Piedmont as early as the 14th century, and despite being somewhat finicky – it is late to ripen and easily damaged by adverse weather --- Nebbiolo makes highly aromatic and powerful red wines. Until the mid-19th century Nebbiolos of Piedmont were vinified as sweet wines, though that ended in the late 19th century when a French oenologist was invited to Piedmont to show producers how to make dry reds. Barolo was made a DOC in 1966 and upgraded to DOCG status in 1980. Barolos must be aged at least three years, at least two of those years in wood. Barolos are tannic and robust and generally need at least five years to soften into complex, earthy wines.


Red Wine, Nebbiolo, D.O.C.G.

This red grape is most often associated with Piedmont, where it becomes DOCG Barolo and Barbaresco, among others. Its name comes from Italian for “fog,” which descends over the region at harvest. The fruit also gains a foggy white veil when mature.


2000 E. Pira e Figli Barolo Cannubi

Chiara Boschis