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Luigi Pira Barbera d'Alba 2011

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
89065213,001
4.00 5
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


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,001
4.50 5
09/17/2013

Four and a half glasses




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