Formed in the tertiary era (10 Millions years ago) Cannubi is one of the most distinctive zones of Barolo. It is in Cannubi where two of the three geologic formations which constitute the zone of Barolo are found. It is in Cannubi, in fact, where two of the three geologic formations which constitute the Barolo area are found. SANT’AGATA FOSSIL MARL (TOV): largely found in the communes of Barolo and La Morra, it dates to the Tortonian era and is bluish-grey in colour, clayey in nature with rich calcareous component. DIANO SANDSTONES: present in the communes of Castiglione Falletto, Monforte and Barolo. The formation is composed of generally compact sand alternating with grey sandstone, originating in the Helvetian period.
Off arguably the most famous Cru in the Barolo zone, Enzo Brezza’s slice of this 5-way subdivided Cru sits in the ‘Cannubi’ true section at around 250m with south east exposure. The soil profile here is a relatively even split between clay, sand and silt, and in Enzo’s case, he grows the two main Nebbiolo biotypes, Lampia and Michet. All of their vines have been replanted onto a more durable rootstock, which began in the early 90’s and was completed in the early 00’s. Harvested slightly earlier than usual (around the 8th of Oct). Fermentation and maceration occur over a 24 day period with regular pump overs before the wine is racked off into Slavonian Botti for a little over 2 years. Regarded as a warmer vintage, this is a wine that shows wonderful shape and poise with beautifully fragrant and juicy fruits and, although time in the cellar would be ideal, being a 2015, there is a level of immediacy here to be enjoyed. (Certified Organic)Sku: LQ506317