E. Pira & Figli

0173/56247 Via Vittorio Veneto, 1 - 12060
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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). – Description from Kursulla

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Corvina

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  • Barbera

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  • Dolcetto

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  • Barolo is the “King” of Italian wines. Its crown, however, has changed during the past 50 years or so. Italy’s wine laws went into effect in the mid-1960’s. At that time Barolo was a DOC wine. There were 3 categories: DOC Regular (Normale), DOC Riserva, and DOC Riserva Speciale. Two years of aging in cask and 13% alcohol was required by all thre... Read More

    From the article Barolo: Then and Now


  • Gearing up for a whirlwind tour of the who's who of Nebbiolo producers in Piedmont, I realized I would be meeting quite a few women. Nine of my 18 visits would be with or include women.  This struck me. In one generation, many of Piedmont's cellars have transitioned from conservative, male-dominated dominions. Whereas women who worked with the f... Read More

    From the article A Cultural Shift in Italian Wine


  • E Pira & Figli Chiara Boschis Langhe Nebbiolo 2012

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    With awesome aromatics that savory, complex and deep with subtle woodsy red fruit aromas, wild strawberry, camphor, and just a hint of sweet, roasted wild cherry, this is absolutely alluring on the nose. In the mouth one finds a perfect middleweight Nebiolo, perhaps a bit on the sweeter side with all the fruit, camphor, and spice, and savory co... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • E Pira & Figli Chiara Boschis Langhe Nebbiolo 2012

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    Wine review by mark


  • E. Pira & Figli Chiara Boschis Barbera D' Alba 2012

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    A little minty from wood on the nose but that doesnt detract from the beauty of the candied red fruit gently framed with aromas of rose petals on the nose. Elegant and with perfect richness on the palate this has just the right density of fruit flesh wrapped around the acids. Theres great plum and tart red here with a juicy sweetness that remain... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • E. Pira & Figli Chiara Boschis Barbera D' Alba 2012

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  • Brezza Barolo Sarmassa 2010

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    Blended Bricco Sarmassa back in this vintage Big aromatic herb grasses on the nose blend with deep burnished fruit, prune in alcohol and deep burnished burnt spice. Deeper and more powerful on the palate with gorgeous dark cherry fruit that is precise and well defined with an added bit of power and ripe tannins. This is a bit dark in the mouth, ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Brezza Barolo Sarmassa 2010

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  • E. Pira & Figli Chiara Boschis Barolo Cannubi 2010

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    Fine almost sweet and slightly jammy boysenberry tinged fruit pops on the nose with wispy smoke and soil notes, a hints of tar and carob adding detail. In the mouth this is seamless, classic Cannubi, with bright acids, fine grained elegant tannins, and inner mouth perfumes of rose petals, wild cherry fruit, and gentle suggest of herbs and burnt ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • E. Pira & Figli Chiara Boschis Barolo Cannubi 2010

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