The Wine Advocate - "Very elegant and streamlined, the 2012 Barolo Cannubi Boschis is the standout wine among these 2012 releases from Virna. The wine boasts elegance and grace but is not shy in terms of power and persistence. Dried cherry aromas are followed by licorice, tar, road paving, rose and cola. This is a complete expression of Nebbiolo that accurately reflects the warm vintage. "
95 Point James Suckling : This opens with aromas of nail-polish remover and oak-driven spice that carry over to the palate while raspy tannins leave an astringent, mouth drying finish. Tried both bottles and had the same notes. Chalice ruby red colored discharge, with garnet reflections. expressive smell of red berries and spices. delicate mouth, hot and fresh, with well blended tannins. quite persistent final notes of licorice. Barolo Cannubi Boschis comes from the vineyard, in the town of Barolo. Fermentation with maceration on the skins for 10 days, 2 years aging in Allier. A wine that comes from one of the most important wineries of the area, that of Cannubi hill that can give deep and elegant Barolo.
Deep ruby-red with orange tinges that are just noticeable; intense, ethereal bouquet hinting at red fruits; warm, full-bodied taste with tannins blending harmoniously into a delicate, round flavour.
"A descendant of one of the historic names of the Langhe, the Borgogno family, Virna, a degree in Enology and first woman in Italy to a degree in Enology Technology, in 1988 began to assist his father Lodovico in the cellar run. The vineyards family date back to 1720, while the company real was founded by Enrico Borgogno in 1950. Today the reins are totally passed into the hands of Virna, who is accompanied by Ivana sister who takes care of the administrative part. in 2001 comes, in addition, the decision to renew the image of the winery, by entering the "" Virna "" logo and giving greater prominence to the great role of women present in the basement. the property is about 10 hectares and relax in the most prestigious areas : Cannubi, Sarmassa, Preda. from the small town comes Novello instead their basic Barolo vineyards Merli and Sottocastello. the wines Virna still maintain most of the traditional root of the Langhe, with aging in large oak casks for basic Barolo, while the two Cannubi and Sarmassa crus are aged in large oak that is in barrels. In addition to Barolo, the company produces two Barbera d'Alba, whose cru San Giovanni comes from the town of Monforte, the DOC Langhe and a rosé wine from Nebbiolo grapes. "