2016 Roagna Barolo Pira

One of the most prized jewels in the Roagna crown, this classic Barolo will cellar beautifully for decades to come.

Sale price$280.00
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Pira is the famous Cru Barolo release from the Roagna family.

Pira sits on a South East facing slope in Castiglione Falletto on the side of Serralunga and Perno. While the vineyard is split into six distinct micro plot, this bottling comes from vines aged 25-50 years old.

It's farmed with the utmost respect for the soils and vines and made with the utmost respect for tradition.

Aged in mature casks for around five years before bottling, this is a classic Barolo, dripping with power and intensity. They are wines that will evolve in the cellar over two decades of more.

The Pira vineyard is a historic vineyard of Castiglione Falletto, the central village in the Barolo area. Owned by the noble family, in past centuries it was directly connected to the castle by a private road.

Fermentation takes place exclusively in wooden vats , thanks to a pied de cuve of indigenous yeasts . It lasts for about ten days. Subsequently, the ancient maceration technique of the submerged cap splint is applied, which lasts for 2 months / 2 and a half months (60 - 75 days).

The wine then matures in a neutral oak barrel for about 5 years. Bottle production is limited, with less than 15,000 bottles per thousandth. The total number of bottles produced can be found on the label.

Region: Piemonte, Italy
Blend: Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV: 14%
Closure: 750ml
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94 Points - "When Roagna are on song, they are rarely bettered... Red cherry, strawberry, almond, aniseed, menthol and camphor, quite the old wood perfume via long elevage. It’s medium-bodied, crisp and bright, red fruits with an orange peel tang, fine dusty tannin, again the old wood and classic old school Barolo feel, frisky and bright on a long cedar and dried orange peel finish. Well, the quality of the fruit here shines brightly, no matter what’s thrown at it in the winery, so in that way, impeccable. I’d say this will cellar very well, with the usual caveats." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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