Giovanni Canonica Barolo Paiagallo 2010

Only three producers own land in Paiagallo, and only two make a single vineyard bottling from this patch near the township of Barolo: Mirafiore (only recently) and Canonica. Giovanni Canonica has a four acre plot, run organically, and made with no mucking about. Cement. Old oak. Into bottle with just a dash of sulphur. Mike Bennie pulled this wine, proudly, from his ManBag at lunch the other day and I wasted no time placing an order. They don’t make much. But just for the record… Importer: Giorgio de Maria Fun Wines.

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Tasted : Sep15
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $110
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2017 - 2030+


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