The Barolo Cannubi is sourced by the namesake vineyard situated in the village of Barolo. It is a dominated by it’s flavours, together with it’s fine and complex character.
Following the autumn rains in 2003, the large amount of rainfall in the first few months of 2004 restored soil water reserves which had been reduced considerably by the very hot, dry summer of 2003. A snowy winter with low average temperatures was fallowed by a spring characterized by plenty of rain over long periods until the beginning of May, delaying the start of the budding cycle of the vines. The following months were distinguished by summery temperatures which were never too high, with almost no periods of oppressive heat or rain. These conditions allowed for good development of medium-to-large sized bunches. The delay in the budding and the moderate summer temperatures allowed the vines to develop normally, though the expected ripening period for early varieties, at the end of August was delayed by at least 10 days. The distinguishing feature of the 2004 vintage was the arrival in our region of an anticyclone, which lasted throughout September and early October, with days full of sunshine, no rainfall and temperatures above the seasonal average. This meant that the grapes could be picked when they were perfectly sound and ripe, allowing growers to enjoy a calm, anxiety-free harvest. Hail made an appearance on the morning of eighth August, involving a very limited strip in the Barolo growing area. As regards directly the vintage, the harvest of the grapes began later in 2004 than in the particularly early recent vintages such as the 2003, and the standard of quality of the grapes was higher than expected.
Varietal Composition: 100% Nebbiolo
Vineyards: Cannubi vineyard, in the Barolo
Maceration: 10 days
MLF: 20 days appreximately
Blending period: single vineyard
Ageing wood: 24 months in new barriques, 6 months in casks
Wood ageing length: 30 months
Alcohol: 14% by volume
Total acid: 5,60 g/lt
Dry extract: 31 g/lt