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E. Pira & Figli Chiara Boschis Dolcetto d'Alba 2007

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"There are so many exceptional winemakers in Barolo that it is unfair to single out Luigi Pira as a star, but certainly his performances in 1995, 1996 & 1997 are remarkable. They qualify this estate as one of the leaders in Piemonte." - Robert Parker. This Dolcetto d'Alba is a bright reddish-purple in colour. Aromas of ripe blackberries and plums are mirrored in the flavors. A direct, Zinfandel-like fruitiness combined with Merlot-like soft tannins make it charmingly seductive. Aromas of ripe blackberries and plums are reflected on the palate with soft tannins. Pair this with roast turkey with corn bread, kale stuffing and paprika gravy, braised pheasant with red cabbage, wild rice or lamb-stuffed tomatoes, middle eastern style.

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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

"There are so many exceptional winemakers in Barolo that it is unfair to single out Luigi Pira as a star, but certainly his performances in 1995, 1996 & 1997 are remarkable. They qualify this estate as one of the leaders in Piemonte." - Robert Parker. This Dolcetto d'Alba is a bright reddish-purple in colour. Aromas of ripe blackberries and plums are mirrored in the flavors. A direct, Zinfandel-like fruitiness combined with Merlot-like soft tannins make it charmingly seductive. Aromas of ripe blackberries and plums are reflected on the palate with soft tannins. Pair this with roast turkey with corn bread, kale stuffing and paprika gravy, braised pheasant with red cabbage, wild rice or lamb-stuffed tomatoes, middle eastern style.

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