Giovanni Canonica owns fewer than 2 hectares of vines and his total production is correspondingly minute. Located in the town of Barolo itself, Canonica crafts these tiny production wines from the Paigaillo and Grinzane Cavour sites, all from vines well over 50 years of age. Work in the vines is traditional, with only the occasional use of copper and sulfur. In the winery, the grapes are foot-trodden and then ferment on indigenous yeast over a long stretch in large botti. The wines are energetic and vivid expressions of Barolo. With such miniscule production, these are exceedingly limited wines.
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