The grapes assigned to the production of this wine come from selections of vineyards in the area of Rocche di Castiglione Falletto from the historical Cascina Pira.
The qualities of sandy-calcareous soil in this area a unique tannic heritage with very elegant olfactory sensations.
Vines planted in 1937. Hand-harvested in the end of October / early November.
Fermentation in wood casks. Maceration for 70-90 days.
4-6 years in medium-sized French and Slavonian oak casks, then in bottle.
The 2012 Barolo Pira is deep, dense and voluptuous, especially for the vintage. There is plenty of Roagna structure, but the tannins are nearly buried by the sheer density of the fruit. Sweet herbs, tobacco, underbrush, menthol and licorice give the Pira a wild, unrestrained side that I personally find hugely appealing. If there is one wine readers should not miss in this set of new releases, the 2012 Pira is it. What a wine!
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