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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Roagna

Region:

Italy

Appellation:

Barolo

Grape Variety:

Nebbiolo

Barolo, Pira, Vecchie Viti, 2010

6x75cl £1,550.00

1 case Equiv. £258.33 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

The youngest vines here were planted in 1937. The other difference is the even longer and slower fermentation than the regular Pira. The Vecchie Viti spends between 80-90 days on the skins compared to 50-60. A glorious, hedonistic aroma of ripe wild strawberries, the palate is fleshy, voluptuous and offers a wonderful mix of dark hedgerow and sweet summer berry fruit, overlaying a cool earthiness. Smooth, multi-layered and structured, this is traditional Barolo at its most complex and corpulent. From old vines within the Pira vineyard. Facing Serralunga, a south east exposure, Pira is the lower part of the famous Rocche di Castiglione cru and is a monopole of the Roagna family. The soils here are a complex mixture of sand, clay limestone and blue marl.

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