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Grape Variety:


Barolo, Pira, Vecchie Viti, 2014

Tasting Note:

Picked two weeks prior to the regular Pira. 2500 bottles were made. Some grip and velvet here. A powerful tannic structure with deep dark fruit at its core. Intense, tight-wound and muscular. This has quite body and concentration, as you'd expect from vines aged between 80-110 years old. This will require some time in bottle to soften and gradually unveil its full potential. The youngest vines here were planted in 1937. The other difference is the even longer and slower fermentation than the regular Pira. 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. Vinified for 60 days on the skins before ageing for 5 years in large used wooden tanks.

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