Cannubi: Italy’s Grand Cru
In the Pantheon of “Great Vineyards,” Cannubi ranks with the classic vineyard sites of Burgundy and Bordeaux. The diverse sun-drenched ridge has been home to revered and coveted wines since the first bottlings in 1752. Today, there are 34Ha of vines spread across five different sub-vineyards— Cannubi, Muscatel, Valletta, San Lorenzo, and Boschis—each which displays marked differences in soil, altitude, and aspect. The farmers and winemakers of these Cannubi vineyards are some of the greatest and most influential wine personalities in all of Italy.
On the evening of Monday, July 25th we will explore the legendary names behind the wines from the famous hill of Cannubi. This is a rare opportunity to taste impeccably cellared bottlings direct from Babbo’s cellar, featuring some of the very best producers in the world. Highlights include selections from the historic G.B. Burlotto winery, the critically acclaimed 2004 Luciano Sandrone Cannubi Boschis, the sophisticated and balanced 2006 E. Pira Chiara Boschis Cannubi and one of the most illustrious examples of the Langhe’s old school Barolos: 2001 Giuseppe Rinaldi Cannubi San Lorenzo – Ravera. Oh, and as a special treat, we’ll be pouring the 1997 from the legendary Bartolo Mascarello, who sources grapes from this famous vineyard. Inspired by the cuisine of the region, Chef Frank Langello has written a 7-course menu to complement the vintages. Bookings are limited, and only available for parties up to six persons. We look forward to raising a glass with you!
Crostini di Pesce Crudo
Bereche “Reflet d’Antan” Brut NV
Tartare di Agnello
Pira Chiara Boschis “Cannubi” 2006
Fettuccine con Truffles e Robiola
Giuseppe Rinaldi “Cannubi San Lorenzo” 2001
Ravioli di Oca con Porcini e Mirtillo
Bartolo Mascarello, Barolo 1997
Luciano Sandrone “Cannubi Boschis” 2004
Formaggio di Piemonte
G.B. Burlotto “Cannubi” 2004
Torta di Nocciole con Zabaglione
Sol “Cerruti” 2008
WHAT IS VINTAGE BABBO?
On select Monday evenings, we invite Italian wine lovers to join us for a special tasting menu paired with the best vintage wines from the depths of our cellar. Unlike many restaurant wine dinners, these are not distributor-sponsored events featuring “current-release” wines. The allure of Vintage Babbo is that it’s a personal expression of the restaurant; an opportunity for us to dig deep into our cellar (as much as it may sometimes hurt to see these wines leave); and an excuse to share the best of the best with our customers.