Poderi Luigi Einaudi Barolo Nei Cannubi 2001
A wine of great class that expresses the elegance of the territory, of a brilliant garnet red turning slightly amber with time, exuberant in its fragrance of fruit and spices, of great body, full and velvety with a long final taste of goudron and spices. The tannic characteristics guarantee a very long life in bottle in the best vintages.
It all began in 1897, when 23-year-old Luigi Einaudi (who was to become Italy's first President in 1948) purchased the first of the Einaudi estates (poderi) at San Giacomo, near Dogliani, in the heart of Dolcetto country. Some of the region's finest vineyard sites are assembled under the Einaudi umbrella. Its underground winery, located near the Vigna Tecc cru, was renovated between 1993 and 2001. During that time, the winery was gradually doubled in size and includes state-of-the-art barrels and barrique cellars, sophisticated humidity and temperature control systems, and a new-generation bottle cellar stocking over 270,000 bottles. Today the total surface area of the property, which is made up of twelve farmsteads, is 358 acres, 111 of which are under vine.