Wine Details

E. Pira E Figli Barolo Mosconi DOCG

The most recently acquired parcel, the famous Mosconi Cru in Monforte d’Alba was purchased in 2009. The vineyard’s particular heavy clay soil (in some areas calcium carbonate and iron give the soil a reddish-gray color) lends considerable structure to this wine, making it a Barolo ideal for aging. A garnet red color is complimented by open perfumes of flowers and mature fruit with some spicy notes. This is a long-lasting wine of power and concentration with firm, velvety tannins.

Region:

Producer:

E. Pira E Figli (Chiara Boschis)

Varietal:

100% Nebbiolo

Vineyard:

Mosconi (a single-vineyard property aquired in 2009) in Moforte d'Alba

Yield:

450 kg/ha

Aging:

Aging for 24 months in lightly toasted 30% new French oak barriques

Alcohol content:

14.0%

Age of vines:

30 years

Acidity:

6.37 g/l

Production:

4,700 bottles

Soil:

Calcareous clay marl soils from the tertiary period, with areas rich in calcium carbonate and iron

Average altitude:

400 m (1,312 feet) above sea level

Vinification:

Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature with daily punch downs and pump-overs

Harvest:

Mid-October

First vintage:

2009

Cellar:

E. Pira Chiara Boschis, Barolo

Bottling:

Aged an additional 1 year in bottle

Release:

Spring, 3.5 years after harvest

Colors:

Garnet Red

Recent press reviews

94

E. Pira & Figli Barolo Mosconi DOCG 2018

James Suckling (94)- "Plenty of tense, wild-strawberry character to this with bright minerals, too. Medium-bodied with a punchy core of bright fruit, tight tannins and a tense, crystalline finish. From organically grown grapes. Needs time to even out. Best from 2024."

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E. Pira & Figli Barolo Mosconi DOCG 2018

Vinous Media (94)- "The 2018 Barolo Mosconi shows all the gravitas and natural darkness of this site, but in miniature. Black cherry, plum, gravel, smoke, crushed rocks and incense fill out the layers. There is plenty of Mosconi muscle, even if the volume of the best years isn't there."

95

E. Pira & Figli Barolo Mosconi DOCG 2017

James Suckling (95)- "Very fresh, sweet raspberries with some floral undertones follow through to a full body with fine, creamy tannins that flow long and linear through the middle of the palate. From organically grown grapes. Best after 2024."