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Barolo, Pira, Vecchie Viti, 2011

6x75cl £885.00

10 cases, 5 bottles £147.50 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

Richer & more sensual than the regular Barolo Pira, significantly deeper too. Bursting with cherry, fruit liqueur and wild strawberry characteristics. Succulent, engaging and voluptuous yet with an underlying sense that a lot more is to come. The Vecchie Viti stems from the oldest vines in Pira higher up the escarpment, just below the castle walls. 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. 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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