Poderi Luigi Einaudi started in 1897 when Luigi Einaudi bought the farm ‘San Giacomo’ in Dogliani and began cultivating the 15 hectares here. Today, over 120 years and 4 generations later the family still makes the wine in a traditional manner. These are serious wines that show elegance, complexity, and balance rather than power and opulence. Cannubi vineyards are located in Barolo itself, on the calcareous marl soils (Tortonian soil) that deliver a fruiter, rounder wine than the Helvetian soils to the south-east. Wine Advocate notes the velvety full texture, “The 2015 Barolo Cannubi is a finessed and light-bodied expression with a light and luminous personality that prizes red berry, cassis, blue flower and white licorice. The tannins are silky and tightly textured.”
A great drinking Barolo that will truly seduce with its supple edge and wry smile.
Einaudi always make an excellent wine from this celebrated Barolo vineyard, and 2015 is no exception. In this vintage, the wine was aged initially in barriques and then in large casks. The red-fruited nose is smoky and vibrant with some oak in evidence, but there's also a floral charm here. The attack is firm and assertive, but the tannins are finely tuned and discreet, giving the wine polish and vigour. Punchy and very long.
In increasing order of intensity and structure, we tasted Poderi Luigi Einaudi's Baroli from Cannubi, Costa Grimaldi (Terlo) and Bussia. This estate will soon add a new Barolo from the Monvigliero cru in Verduno, and that wine will probably come before Cannubi (at the start of the line) in terms of power when it is ready to be presented. The 2015 Barolo Cannubi is a finessed and light-bodied expression with a light and luminous personality that prizes red berry, cassis, blue flower and white licorice. The tannins are silky and tightly textured.