About Giovanni Canonica
Canonica's Paiagallo vineyard is located above the town of Barolo, at an elevation of 400 meters, in the western commune of the Barolo region. This vineyard covers less than a hectare and consists of Nebbiolo vines that were planted in the 1940s. The grapes are harvested by hand, and the wine is fermented and aged in large, old oak barrels for up to four years. The resulting wine is elegant, with a vibrant fruitiness and silky tannins.
Canonica's Grinzane Cavour vineyard is another single vineyard Barolo, and is situated in the Grinzane Cavour commune, on the eastern side of the Barolo region. This vineyard is also planted with Nebbiolo, and is located at a slightly lower elevation than Paiagallo. The resulting wine is more robust and powerful, with a darker fruit profile and firmer tannins. Only a few hundred bottles of this wine are produced each year, making it a highly sought-after collector's item.