Eleven of the 19 Cannubi producers claim to be responsible for this decision, because they worried the so renowned wine grown in this vineyard could be “diluted”. As since the 2010 vineyard, the “Cannubis Boschis”, “Cannubi San Lorenzo”, “Cannubi Muscatel” and “Cannubi Valetta” (the previous denominations of the Barolo DOCG) were allowed to be labeled as pure “Cannubi”. Due to the current decision, wines made out of grapes from those four subzones are no longer allowed to be labeled “Cannubi”.
“On one hand, the court followed the complaints, on the other hand it is a victory against the deception of the consumers”, Dacid Berry Green, purchasing agent at the British Barry Bros & Rudd wine trader, says. “It is gratifying that consumers can now be sure to receive a 100 percent of transparency for a top Barolo from the Cannubi vineyard as well as for the Vigna Ronda or for the Montprivato.”
Marchesi de Barolo, one of the biggest producers of the temporarily extended Cannubi area, did not want to comment the court decision. This is, too, a hint that the argue is still far away from over. Not all of the 19 producers are speaking with one voice and agree with the current decision – connoisseurs of the scene do not exclude the affair to be continued. (red.yoopress)