Friday, December 15, 2017

James Suckling Names Virna Barolo to His Top 100 Italian Wines of 2017

Receiving a huge 97 points from James Suckling, Virna's 2013 Barolo Cannubi Boschis has been ranked #26 on the Top 100 Italian Wines of 2017! Cannubi is arguably the most historic vineyard in Barolo, and the Cannubi Boschis hill is special because it combines the noted limestone soils of the rest of Cannubi with a healthy dose of sand. This soil makeup, along with lower altitude and cooler temperatures, courtesy of the proximity to the Alba and Tanero Rivers, combine to produce a wine that has both elegance and richness.

The Borgogno family has owned vineyards in Barolo since 1720, and have always attached particular importance to the work carried out in the vineyards and the selection of only the best grapes. The Virna label was created in 2001, when Virna Borgogno became proprietor of her family’s estate. Today the estate stretches out over an area of around 12 hectares, producing wines from grapes grown on its own vineyards located in historic crus in the Barolo wine-making area. Though the wines are from different crus, each one represents the heritage and tradition of the Barolo region.

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