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E. Pira & Figli Chiara Boschis Barolo Cannubi 1997

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Three Glasses, Gambero Rosso: ...vibrant, tight-knit colour... intense aromas of berry fruit, nuanced with violets as well as the minty spice note typical of the cru. The elegance of the result is breath-taking, the wood lifting but not overwhelming the complexity of the bouquet. The attack on the mouth is soft but the mid palate never flinches, its superb body and balance staying taut and firm. Robust yet gentle tannins accompany the fruit through to the remarkably soft and very long finish, which unveils a delightful hint of liquorice. Our overall impression was of sturdiness and remarkable fruit... (2002)

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E. Pira & Figli:
Pira is an old family of viticolturists that -between the end of '800 and the beginning of '900- became wine-producers. This prosperous patrirachal family unit declined as all its male components started to die young one after another, until the tragic end of Luigi Pira, a noble man who believed in the importance of traditions: the last one to tread the grapes and to make wine without mechanica... Read more
Pira is an old family of viticolturists that -between the end of '800 and the beginning of '900- became wine-producers. This prosperous patrirachal family unit declined as all its male components started to die young one after another, until the tragic end of Luigi Pira, a noble man who believed in the importance of traditions: the last one to tread the grapes and to make wine without mechanical devices. About a year after his death, his sisters, who couldn't manage the family business but were willing to carry on the tradition, sold the farm to their old friends family Boschis. Now Chiara Boschis, after a degree in Economics, manages the farm following her passion for wine and believing in this "great small farm". The output is still very small (about 12.000 bottles each year) and the wine is exclusively made from grapes grown in our vineyard ( about two and a half hectares located in Connubi, one of the best vineyards in Barolo). Read less

Three Glasses, Gambero Rosso: ...vibrant, tight-knit colour... intense aromas of berry fruit, nuanced with violets as well as the minty spice note typical of the cru. The elegance of the result is breath-taking, the wood lifting but not overwhelming the complexity of the bouquet. The attack on the mouth is soft but the mid palate never flinches, its superb body and balance staying taut and firm. Robust yet gentle tannins accompany the fruit through to the remarkably soft and very long finish, which unveils a delightful hint of liquorice. Our overall impression was of sturdiness and remarkable fruit... (2002)

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