Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Wine of the Week - Virna Barolo Cannubi Boschis

This week's featured wine represents the pinnacle of Piedmont. The Virna Barolo Cannubi Boschis comes from one of the best vineyards in one of the most prestigious DOCGs in all of Italy. This combination, paired with producer Virna Borgogno's 3+ decades of winemaking knowhow, results in one of the jewels in the Shiverick Imports crown. Monica Larner, writing for the Wine Advocate, awards the 2014 vintage 93 points, saying:
"The 2014 Barolo Cannubi Boschis is a wine of depth and substance. This Barolo achieves a very pretty level of density and power for what is a cooler vintage. Red rose aromas rise to the top but are quickly followed by more substantial tones of blackberry and ripe cherry. This is a mid-weight effort that is enhanced by finely tuned layers of spice and crushed stone. The wine needs a bit of time to open and put on volume, but once it does it sails forth with pride and purpose." (06/2018)

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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