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E. PIRA 09 "CANNUBI" BAROLO
Item: #302819
Bottle Size: 750ml
WA: 96
$89.98
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E. PIRA & FIGLI CHIARA BOSCHI 2009 "CANNUBI" BAROLO

WINE ADVOCATE 96 POINTS - "Glory in a bottle. The "Cannubi" vineyard is the most famous Cru in Piedmont-aroma and power, flowers and earthy depth in one intriguing glass of wine: "This outstanding wine shows gorgeous inner and outer beauty. I am especially impressed with her 2009 edition because this vintage presented many obstacles to many of her neighbors in the same cru designation. The balsam intensity is mind-blowing: menthol notes are woven together with ginger, cola, dried rosemary, pressed rose and licorice. The wine leaves a memorable trail of lasting elegance thanks to its finely polished tannins and silky texture. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030."

Barolo is a place of peasants and royalty. The king of Savoy famously owned a prominent Barolo winery, but the most famous wines today come from old farming families working small plots of land. Chiara Boschis is part of the Borgogno clan who helped define the best of Barolo from the 1760s. Her father and two brothers ran the family winery leaving little place for Chiara. When the last heir of another Barolo farming family, E. Pira, suddenly passed away Chiara bought the historic brand and transformed it. Chiara’s innovations have largely been in the vineyard, reducing yields to focus flavors. During her second harvest at E. Pira in 1994, a concerned neighbor called Chiara’s father to inquire if he thought his daughter was totally nuts—she had simply dropped more crop at pruning than any of the Barolo old-timers had ever seen. Chiara’s methods are hands-on and intense, demanding a small production. She recently doubled the size of E. Pira—from 1,500 cases a year to nearly 3,000. Production on her signature wine, “Cannubi” Barolo is just 800cs.
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