Barolo Cannubi DOCG
Few wineries are as intertwined with the history of Italy as Poderi Einaudi, which was founded by the first president of the Italian Republic – one of the most highly respected in its history– to be democratically elected by his peers (in 1948).
But in 1897, he had already begun making wine, having bought his very first farmstead in San Giacomo, Dogliani. The properties have grown exponentially since then and include estates in the most sought-after areas of the region, reaching 160 hectares (395 acres), with over 60 hectares (148 acres) under vine. The cellar itself has been totally renovated and expanded. Most of it is underground and temperature/humidity-controlled, which provides ideal conditions for the wines.
Today Einaudi is owned and run by great-grandson Matteo Sardagna, who works with enologist Beppe Ca Viola, Zvonimir Jurkovic, cellar master and vineyard manager, and Roberto Mozzone, logistics manager.
Matteo and his team make elegant wines with a strong identity that honor their legacy and Matteo’s commitment to the land, values and traditions of his family and the Langhe area.
From the famed Cannubi vineyard, one of the most famous in the area and the world. Nebbiolo (Michet and Lampia clones) are grown in two small, highly sought-after plots, with the coveted southern and southeastern exposure and white marl of Saint Agatha. Vinified in stainless steel tanks, with maceration on its skins followed by aging in barrique for eighteen months, in larger oak barrels for twelve months, and nine months in bottle. The classic characteristics of wines from this area shine in Einaudi’s interpretation through its elegance, exuberant fragrances, full body and a long-lasting finale. Wonderfully to cellar, especially in the better vintages.
Wine exported to
Bermuda, Canada, USA, Japan
Most recent awards
- 2016 | Wine & Spirits95
- 2016 | Gambero RossoTre bicchieri
- 2016 | Vini Buoni d'ItaliaCorona
- 2016 | Wine HunterGold
- 2016 | Wine Enthusiast96
- 2016 | James Suckling96
- 2016 | Vinous Media 94
- 2015 | Vinous93
- 2014 | Wine Advocate92
- 2013 | Wine Spectator93
- 2010 | Decanter91
- 2009 | International Wine Cellar90
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32 °C (89.6 °F)
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Cannubi, Barolo, Piedmont
White marl of Sant'Agata (30% Sand, 55% Clay, 15% limestone)
220 meters (721 feet) above sea level
4,800-5,000 plants per hectare
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Time of harvest:
Mid to late October
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A perfect expression of the characteristic elegance of the terroir: balanced yet pronounced tannins that denote great structure and longevity.
Best served at 18-20 °C (64.4 - 68 °F).
Rich and flavorful dishes; game, like wild boar or venison; pork, cheese and salami.
Alcohol cont. 14.5 % by vol.
Giuseppe Ca Viola