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E. Pira & Figli Chiara Boschis Barolo Cannubi 2003

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"Dried flowers and plum follow through to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a medium finish. Pretty and balanced. Refined for the vintage. Not jammy or too concentrated. Best after 2009...90" WS 10/07."Boschis’ Barolo Via Nuova is typically leaner than the Cannubi, but in 2003 the heat has filled out this wine nicely, while still leaving it with the freshness that is the hallmark of this site. It reveals gorgeous purity in its dark cherries, violets, menthol and chocolate, with terrific vibrancy on the palate and a long, elegant finish. This stylish Barolo needs another few years to come together and should drink well to age 15, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2018. Chiara Boschis has once again turned out two very pretty Barolos in 2003. The wines have a fair amount of new oak, but with time, the specific terroir qualities of the sites she works with always come through. These 2003 Barolos are a great example of how a less-well regarded vineyard outperformed one of the region’s most historic sites in this freakishly hot and dry vintage….92" RP 10/07

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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

Editorial Reviews for E. Pira & Figli Chiara Boschis Barolo Cannubi

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,076
4.00 5
09/23/2008

Bottle opened for 2 days The nose here is very intense with a layer floral quality very strong on violets then sweet, chinato like tones that recall cola and root beer. 2+ Very fresh in the mouth with ripe tannins and good acidity 2+ Lovely mineral and licorice tinged midpalate has nice strawberry fruit tones and a menthol top note 2+ Finishes long with more menthol tones and shows a touch of heat 2 88pts


Member Reviews for E. Pira & Figli Chiara Boschis Barolo Cannubi

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Snooth User: snoothjackson
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4.00 5
02/19/2012

Chewy, with lots of tannin, but soft. Reasonably balanced.


External Reviews for E. Pira & Figli Chiara Boschis Barolo Cannubi

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/30/2010

E. Pira Barolo Cannubi 2003 and all other wine from E. Pira are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from Italy and across the globe.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
04/25/2008

Wild and funky with an exotic undertone. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. Gorgeous and seductive.



"Dried flowers and plum follow through to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a medium finish. Pretty and balanced. Refined for the vintage. Not jammy or too concentrated. Best after 2009...90" WS 10/07."Boschis’ Barolo Via Nuova is typically leaner than the Cannubi, but in 2003 the heat has filled out this wine nicely, while still leaving it with the freshness that is the hallmark of this site. It reveals gorgeous purity in its dark cherries, violets, menthol and chocolate, with terrific vibrancy on the palate and a long, elegant finish. This stylish Barolo needs another few years to come together and should drink well to age 15, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2018. Chiara Boschis has once again turned out two very pretty Barolos in 2003. The wines have a fair amount of new oak, but with time, the specific terroir qualities of the sites she works with always come through. These 2003 Barolos are a great example of how a less-well regarded vineyard outperformed one of the region’s most historic sites in this freakishly hot and dry vintage….92" RP 10/07

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