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Luigi Pira Barbera d'Alba 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

10,000 bottles One year in wood, half large half small, From two hectares south of Serralunga, only vineyard outside of Nebbiolo, ten years old, should be planted in Nebbiolo, equal soil to Serralunga, same subsoil as Cascina Francia Very dark color. Older wood aromas greet the nose bringing some salami notes to the coffee and wood spiced red cherry, currant and plum fruit that’s here. There’s a hint of something medicinal here as well. At first soft and broad on the palate, then nice acidity shows up adding nice crispness on the palate. Slightly inky and matte in the mouth, with rich black fruit and some creamy cafe au lait character to it that powers the long finish which shows some chewy tannins. This is awfully appealing in its style, which is a bit too modern for me but it’s not overly fruity or sweet. 89pts

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Editorial Reviews for Luigi Pira Barbera d'Alba

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,239
4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 09/17/2013

10,000 bottles One year in wood, half large half small, From two hectares south of Serralunga, only vineyard outside of Nebbiolo, ten years old, should be planted in Nebbiolo, equal soil to Serralunga, same subsoil as Cascina Francia Very dark color. Older wood aromas greet the nose bringing some salami notes to the coffee and wood spiced red cherry, currant and plum fruit that’s here. There’s a hint of something medicinal here as well. At first soft and broad on the palate, then nice acidity shows up adding nice crispness on the palate. Slightly inky and matte in the mouth, with rich black fruit and some creamy cafe au lait character to it that powers the long finish which shows some chewy tannins. This is awfully appealing in its style, which is a bit too modern for me but it’s not overly fruity or sweet. 89pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,239
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 07/30/2010

12 months in 50% barrique (1/4 new) and 50% botte Very wild blackberry and brambly on the nose with woody touches of candle wax and a hint of pyrethrum. Big and quite powerful in the mouth with rich dark fruit and woodsy, brambly inner mouth perfumes. This has good acids and lots of sweet red plum fruit that extends through he finish which reveals a bit of spice and some lingering soft tannin. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,239
3.00 5
07/30/2010

This shows a fair amount of wood right off the bat with a wild, animal edge and only faint dried blackberry fruit tones. In the mouth this retains good acidity with the richness of very ripe fruit, lots of dried strawberry tones with an earthy core that is bright and fresh and balanced by some soft tannins. On the finish this has a touch of milk chocolate and a hint of wood spice. 86pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,239
4.50 5
Vintage: 2011 09/17/2013

Four and a half glasses




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