2017 E. Pira Chiara Boschis Barolo 'Cannubi' DOCG
Chiara Boschis: rock star, rebel, feminist, pioneer, entrepreneur, iconoclast—these are just a few terms that come to mind when considering this prestigious Barolo producer.
Chiara has just 0.7 hectares in the heart of Cannubi-Cannubi at an average of 300 meters above sea level. Her vineyards were replanted in 1982 with clones of Michet, Lampe and Rose Nebbiolo. To call Cannubi the most historical cru of Barolo is not to exaggerate: the oldest bottle of Barolo in existence says simply “1752 Cannubi”—it has long been considered the region’s Grand Cru, and is by far Chiara’s most recognized wine. 300 cases produced annually on average.
Chiara now has eleven hectares of vines under cultivation in the communes of Barolo, Serralunga and Monforte d’Alba. She retains the honor of the first female winemaker in the Langhe, and though she came from a family of Barolisti, she braved incredible obstacles in the 1990s to earn that title.
95 points, Antonio Galloni's Vinous. "“The Barolo Cannubi is absolutely gorgeous in 2017. Hot and brutally dry conditions notwithstanding, the Cannubi is creamy and sensual in the glass, with impeccable balance, soft, racy edges and tons of allure. It is easily one of the most sensual, compelling Barolos of the year. Ripe dark red/purplish fruit, spice, mint and cedar meld into the beautifully textured, resonant finish. I am so impressed with the wine's freshness. Perhaps the anti-hail netting helped keep some shade on the fruit. What a wine.”