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E. Pira and Figli de Chiara Boschis Barolo Cannubitext

E. Pira and Figli de Chiara Boschis Barolo Cannubi 2018

Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, ItalyOne of 3 Barolo released by Chiara this year, with vinification and aging, is kept the same across the three to highlight the differences of the terroir. From the famed Cannubi vineyard, this 0.7-hectare plot sits at 300m and faces S/SW. After a native ferment in stainless, with frequent pumping over and punch downs, all of the Baroli were aged in lightly toasted 30% new French oak for 24 months and one year further in the bottle before release. Savoury cherry, black raspberry, and crushed stones fill this masterful Barolo, scented with wildflowers and candle wax and seasoned with fragrant scrubby herbs. Ample, well-placed and well-integrated tannins frame the plump fruit, structuring this through a lengthy, saline finish. So complete now, and still with ample time ahead. A beauty.Tasted: 07 December 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: E. Pira & FigliDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Trialto Wine Group
Grape: Nebbiolo