Luigi Pira Langhe Nebbiolo 2017
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“One of Piedmont’s superstars… these are wines of extraordinary complexity and breathtaking richness. The spectacular offerings from Pira ’s vineyards in and around Serralunga d’Alba are among the more riveting examples.” – Robert Parker
Giampaolo Pira took over from his father Luigi (after decades of sustainable viticulture including organic fertilisers) from grower to producer with their first Barolo in 1993. The first wines and for a few years after saw the Pira style very much in the ‘modernist’ camp, with relatively short macerations in the ‘elephant’ version of the newfangled roto-fermenters, followed by time in new small French oak.
It was these powerful, dark, oaky yet still distinctively Serralunga wines, which were encouraged as the way ahead, by the likes of Parker and Marc de Grazia. Fast forward and now Pira has significantly modified this regime so the terroir of the commune of Serralunga can shine by using more traditional gentle maceration techniques and use of traditional large oak including for his Three Star crus of Serralunga, ‘Margheria’, ‘Marenca’ and it is only the great ‘Vigna Rionda’ that is matured in small French oak casks.
100% Estate grown fruit hailed from 3 Baroli crus of Serralunga including Margheria (floral characters) , Marenca ( power) and famed Vigna Rionda ( intensity) from a warm, dry growing season. Declassified Barolo fruit made in a more approachable style with classic tar and roses characters of Nebbiolo brimming with red and black fruit with the structure and tannin of Serralunga on show. ‘Baby Barolo’ on offer here from 3 of Serralunga’s prime sites for a bargain price. Not to be missed!
RRP $67 Our HOT 6 PACK BUY .. Only $44.99 when you buy 6 of this wine.
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Barolo, Italy, Piedmont, Serralunga
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