The Scavino family rents half a hectare of Barolo Cannubi and has been doing so since 1985. Vines at the site were planted in 1946, and although some have been replanted, about 80% of those old vines are intact. The site boasts well-draining soils that add to the aromatic identity and intensity of the wines. Fruit in Cannubi tends to ripen a bit earlier than the other grand cru sites in Barolo. This specific half-hectare sees harder marl soils compared to the loose sandy soils that distinguish the rest of Cannubi. Yields are extremely low due to the low vigor on old vines and the Nebbiolo clone (Michet) planted here. The 2014 Barolo Cannubi is a beautifully bright and clean wine with elegant tones of wild fruit, rose and anise. This wine exhibits soft and silky tannins over a compact mouthfeel.
94 PT - The Wine Advocate