2019 E. Pira (Chiara Boschis) Barolo Cannubi
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  • Organic

2019 E. Pira (Chiara Boschis) Barolo Cannubi

Piedmont, ITALY
$360. 00
$4320.00 Dozen
Closure: Cork

The Boschis family purchased E.Pira & Figli in 1981, propelling the young Chiara into a role significantly different to that intended with her economics degree. The family were proprietors of Barolo’s historic Giacomo Borgogno estate, where Chiara originally learnt her winemaking skills. Her philosophy is to craft wines that marry the extraordinary power of Barolo with approachability and the Pira wines are all about elegance, great aromatics and lush textures. This has been achieved through strict vineyard management, careful selection and impeccable vinification techniques. In her vineyards, Chiara has always worked without chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides and the wines have been certified organic since the 2014 vintage.
Cannubi is one of the regions most prestigious vineyards and, historically, its most important. The oldest bottle of Barolo in existence says simply ‘1752 Cannubi’. Chiara’s holding is 2.5 hectares.

Other Reviews....
I had the chance to walk the Cannubi vineyard with Chiara Boschis this past fall. You really don't get a sense of how steep the inclines are and how powdery the soils are until you are there, struggling with each difficult step. She navigates the difficult terrain effortlessly. The 2019 Barolo Cannubi shows an etched or three-dimensional quality with sharp fruit flavors, blue flower and chalky stone. There were some weather extremes during the growing season, but everything balanced out in the end. Phenolic ripeness was easily achieved. Chiara Boschis describes 2019 as a cross between 2016 and 2017. In her portfolio, Via Nuova is the classic Barolo, Mosconi has the power and Cannubi shows the finesse of Nebbiolo. Drink: 2025-2055.
98 points
Monica Larner - Wine Advocate (Aug 2023)

The 2019 Barolo Cannubi is flat-out stunning. Rich and beautifully textured, the 2019 dazzles from start to finish. Freshly cut flowers, mint, crushed red berry fruit, orange peel, salt and dried herbs are some of the many notes that grace this exquisite, wonderfully nuanced Barolo from Chiara Boschis. Sweet floral and spice overtones build into the finish. The precision here is unreal. Aging in cask works so well here. What a wine! Drink: 2027-2044.
97 points
Antonio Galloni - Vinous

A very refined yet structured Cannubi with fine tannins that spread across the palate. Medium body with lovely succulent fruit of plums, berries and cedar. Persistent finish with citrus undertones in the aftertaste. From organically grown grapes. Drink after 2027.
95 points