2016 Francesco Rinaldi Barolo Cannubi

95 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
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A top Cru Barolo fro the special Cannubi vineyard. Cannubi is a long slope near the heart of the Barolo commune. Here south/southeast sun and shelter from surrounding hills nurture older vines on blue-grey marl that is rich in lime, iron and magnesium. The result is a gentle but deeply complex and nuanced style, with a restrained tannins supporting an approachable palate of the more delicate, classic characters of red fruit, spicey leather and florals. Traditional winemaking rounds out this sophisticated old school style, with long maceration followed by three full years in medium-large Slovenian oak. A cultural treasure, the Rinaldi Cannubi offers both age-worthiness and complex satisfaction in the shorter term.
$110.00 in mixed 6+ or $125.00 per bottle

Grape

Nebbiolo

Its Origins

What The Critics Say

92-95/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni

"The 2016 Barolo Cannubi brings together all the best elements of the year with the natural pedigree of this site. Fresh and vibrant in the glass, with terrific underlying structure, the Cannubi is a Barolo of captivating aromatic intensity and drive that is shaping up to be a real beauty. In 2016, hail was a factor. The estate opted to use some of the affected fruit in the straight Barolo, which then had the effect of lowering production for the single vineyard wine by about 30%. As for the wine itself, well, it is pretty stellar."

17/20 JancisRobinson.com, Walter Speller (2014 vintage)

"Barolo. Tasted blind. Mid to deep ruby with orange tinges. Balsamic lifted cherry nose with hints of cardamom pod. Minty cherry and raspberry fruit and bags of coating tannins. It will need more time for the whole to come together. Chewy, long finish that is just medium bodied. (WS)." Drink 2019 - 2026

91/100 Wine Enthusiast (2014 vintage)

"Iris, clove and wild berry aromas align with a whiff of camphor. On the elegant medium-bodied palate, refined tannins and bright acidity provide support for Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry and licorice." Drink 2020 - 2026

Variety Nebbiolo
Region Piedmont
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2020 - 2032

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

4

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