2013 Barolo "Cannubi" DOCG, Giacomo Borgogno
The 2013 harvest will be remembered as “vintage”, in the sense that on average picking operations began 15 days later than usual in the last 10 years, and ended early in November with the last bunches of Nebbiolo. It was a difficult vintage to manage in the fields, characterized by a slugging start to Spring and low average temperatures and lots of rainfall from March until May. In June, the conditions linked to atmospheric events gradually improved, leading into a highly positive July for the physiology of the vine, partly due to greater meteorological stability. Flowering took place as normal in the second ten days of June, followed by good berry set. Even though the start of season was anything but easy, we can say that the second period rescued the situation and benefited to development of large, heavy and very compact clusters. Concerning the Nebbiolo, the beginning of the season has been characterized by cold weather, that delayed the bud break. Anyway the Nebbiolo variety benefited the most towards the end of the season, when it was able to enjoy the high temperatures recorded in September and October, main condition to obtain wines suited to ageing. The well-structured and long-lasting wines make 2013 an excellent vintage. Winemaking: regular fermentation for about 12 days at controlled temperature (at first 22-25 ° C and at the end 29-30 ° C), followed by submerged cap maceration for 30 days with a stable temperature of 29 ° C. After the racking off started the malolactic fermentation and it lasted 15 days at 22 ° C. Ageing: four years in Slavonia oak casks (4500 l) with a further refining in bottle for 1 year.
The heart of the entire Barolo region, Cannubi originated around 11 million years ago through sedimentation from the Padano sea. It is the most famous and renowned cru of Barolo, mentioned in historical documents that date back to as early as 1700. It has an excellent soil intricacy, formed by large clayey limestone marls and pleasant climate that make this hill one of the most suitable vineyard farming areas in the world. The Barolo from Cannubi has more elegance and longevity than all other Barolo. In this cru the winery owns vineyards that cover around 1.30 hectares, with southern exposure and an altitude that varies from 290 to 320 meters above sea level.
|Bottle size||0,75 l|
|Bottle cap||Natural cork|
|Alcohol content||14,5% vol|