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Francesco Rinaldi "Cannubi" Barolo Riserva DOCG

Francesco Rinaldi "Cannubi" Barolo Riserva DOCG

Francesco Rinaldi "Cannubi" Barolo Riserva DOCG


Aromas of fragrant purple flower, red berry and dark spice mingle together with menthol notes. Showing structure and finesse, the delicious, elegant palate delivers black raspberry, juicy morello cherry and licorice. Fine-grained tannins lend polished support. Wine Enthusiast 96 points

Barolo Cannubi Riserva 2015 is a fine wine from Piedmont produced by Francesco Rinaldi. The grapes come from the historic Cannubi vineyard, one of the most prestigious cru in the Barolo area in which soils of Tortonian and Helvetian origin merge, resulting in unique and balanced wines between complexity and richness, elegance and the typical aromas of the area.   The high sandy component gives the wine intense aromas, fruity at the beginning and, in the evolved phase, more spicy.

Produced only in the best vintages, from grapes that ripen in the highest part of the vineyard, the wine ferments for a long period of 25 - 30 days followed by three years of aging in traditional Slavonian oak barrels. Before release on the market, the wine is further aged until the sixth year after harvesting.

Barolo Cannubi Riserva 2015 by Francesco Rinaldi expresses at sight a beautiful garnet red color which enriches with orange hues with the evolution. The nose expresses a complex bouquet of ripe fruit and violet, spicy and tobacco notes. The taste is structured with an important tannic texture which will become silkier with time. Long and complex, it is predisposed to a long aging.


REGION: Piedmont (Italy)

GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Nebbiolo

VINIFICATION: Fermentation in steel and cement containers with pumping over for 20-30 days. Aging 3 years in Slavonian oak barrels.


From our importer:

Any connoisseur of the wines of Piemonte will tell you that Cannubi and Brunate are the two most important sites of the village of Barolo, and some of the most important of the entire zone. The historic house of Francesco Rinaldi, one of the oldest of Barolo, (the entire zone) established in 1870 is supplying us with the last cards necessary for a “Royal Flush”of Barolo Vineyards. With 2.4 Hectares in Cannubi, 2 in Brunate and 3 more made of small slices of Sarmassa and Vignane (also in Barolo), Rocche dell’Anunziata in La Morra and Codana in Castiglione Falletto, the viticultural patrimony of this most historic of houses is impressive. The house style is and always has been VERY traditional. Back in the ’93, ’95 and ’96 vintages when we were selling these wines in the past, that could mean some serious tannins. Without changing much at all in the cellar but employing better farming techniques to get these old vine nebbiolo grapes fully phenolically ripe, today these wines are quite elegant while retaining their characteristic power. Or maybe it is that after 4 generations of making Barolo, today the estate is run by two sisters, Paola and Piera, which in my experience often leads to wines of greater elegance.

“This is a gorgeous set of Barolos from Francesco Rinaldi, one of many historic estates that has gone through a serious upswing in quality in recent years. Paola Rinaldi told me the Barolo harvest took place over five consecutive days, starting on October 5, first in Brunate and wrapping up with Cannubi. Winemaking remains pretty traditional. The straight Barolo is fermented in cement, while the vineyard designates are done in steel. After fermentation, the wines spend about two months in tank to settle, and are then moved into cask, where they spend about three years prior to bottling. Rinaldi fans can look forward to a new Barolo from Rocche dell'Annunziata, in La Morra, from fruit that previously went into the straight Barolo."