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Giorgio Scarzello E Figli Barolo Vigna Merenda 2004

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Barolo Vigna Merenda 2004 – 95pts 35 day maceration then 2 months in stainless followed by a few months in small wood to precipitate then into large wood for 30 months. Vigna Merenda is within Sarmassa Intensely aromatic, slightly chinato, drying grass, sweet warm cherry juice, deep almost profound depth of soil, herbs, mineral tones, lightly smoky top note with notes of black pepper and strong prosciutto fat 3+ Rich yet elegant in the mouth with layered very fine tannins and solid acidity, very fine balance 3 Dark tones to the cherry fruit on entry with a deep core of chalky earth and top notes of ripe herbs, touch tarry, still tight and reticent 2 Finishes with fuzzy but sweet tannins, big and round in the mouth then very long and focused with a mineral rich core of fruit and emerging yellow floral tones, tannins creep in but build alongside excellent length and persistence with a finale of fresh almond 3+

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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 Giorgio Scarzello E Figli Barolo Vigna Merenda

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,068
4.50 5
10/29/2008

Barolo Vigna Merenda 2004 – 95pts 35 day maceration then 2 months in stainless followed by a few months in small wood to precipitate then into large wood for 30 months. Vigna Merenda is within Sarmassa Intensely aromatic, slightly chinato, drying grass, sweet warm cherry juice, deep almost profound depth of soil, herbs, mineral tones, lightly smoky top note with notes of black pepper and strong prosciutto fat 3+ Rich yet elegant in the mouth with layered very fine tannins and solid acidity, very fine balance 3 Dark tones to the cherry fruit on entry with a deep core of chalky earth and top notes of ripe herbs, touch tarry, still tight and reticent 2 Finishes with fuzzy but sweet tannins, big and round in the mouth then very long and focused with a mineral rich core of fruit and emerging yellow floral tones, tannins creep in but build alongside excellent length and persistence with a finale of fresh almond 3+


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,068
4.00 5
06/22/2009

A classic aromatic array of cherries in alcohol, earth, leather and dried grass is followed by a wine that seems a bit fluid in the mouth with soft tannins and solid acidity making for a very approachable wine with lovely purity to the cherry fruit but lacking a bit of definition. 90pts




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