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 | Vinous Media 94
  • 2015 | Vinous93
  • 2015 | James Suckling93
  • 2014 | Wine Advocate92
  • 2013 | Wine & Spirits93
  • 2013 | Wine Enthusiast92
  • 2013 | Wine Spectator93
  • 2011 | Gambero Rosso3 Bicchieri
  • 2010 | Decanter91
  • 2009 | International Wine Cellar90
Grape Varieties:

100% Nebbiolo

Fermentation container:

Concrete tanks

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

24 days

Type of yeast:

Selected

Fermentation temperature:

32 °C (89.6 °F)

Length of maceration:

24 days

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Aging containers:

Oak barrels

Container size:

5000 L

Bottling period:

May/June

Aging before bottling:

30 months

Aging in bottle:

9 months

Closure:

Natural Cork

Organic:

No

Vineyard name:

Cannubi

Vineyard location:

Cannubi, Barolo, Piedmont

Soil composition:

White marl of Sant'Agata (30% Sand, 55% Clay, 15% limestone)

Vine training:

Guyot

Altitude:

220 meters (721 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

4,800-5,000 plants per hectare

Exposure:

Southern/southeastern

Age of vines:

11-24 years

Time of harvest:

Mid to late October

Total yearly production (in bottles):

10,000-12,000

Tasting notes:

A perfect expression of the characteristic elegance of the terroir: balanced yet pronounced tannins that denote great structure and longevity.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 18-20 °C (64.4 - 68 °F).

Food pairings:

Rich and flavorful dishes; game, like wild boar or venison; pork, cheese and salami.

Aging potential:

20 years

Alcohol:

Alcohol cont. 14.5 % by vol.

Winemaker:

Giuseppe Ca Viola