Wine Details

E. Pira E Figli Barolo Via Nuova DOCG

Via Nuova (New Road) was the name of a small vineyard on the edge of the historical center of Barolo, the name coming from its proximity to the road (new at that time!) connecting Barolo to Novello. All that remains today of the road is a small walking path through the vineyards. The wine was produced as a single-vineyard Barolo for many years until, in 2010, this small Cru was incorporated into the larger Terlo subzone. And so, as a sort of homage to tradition, Barolo Via Nuova is now produced as a blend of 6 different vineyards: Terlo and Liste in Barolo, Ravera e Mosconi in Monforte d’Alba and Gabutti and Baudana in Serralunga d’Alba. This classic Barolo blend combines structure with elegance and complexity, emphasizing the particularities of each vineyard site. Though a bit timid when first opened, some time in the glass (or decanter) will reveal Via Nuova’s alluring ethereal floral and fruit perfumes.



E. Pira E Figli (Chiara Boschis)


Barolo DOCG


100% Nebbiolo

Number of bottles produced:

4,500 bottles

Production area:

Terlo and Liste in Barolo, Ravera and Mosconi in Monforte d'Alba, and Gabutti and Baudana in Serralunga d'Alba


340 m (1,115 feet) above sea level

Age of vines:

30 years


450 kg/ha


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


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

Alcohol content:



6.37 g/l


Calcareous clay, Sant'Agata marl (sandstone)



First vintage:



E. Pira Chiara Boschis, Barolo


Aged an additional 1 year in bottle


Spring, 3.5 years after harvest

Recent press reviews


E. Pira & Figli Barolo Via Nuova DOCG 2020

James Suckling (96)- "Bright and complex nose showing excellent depth and complexity. Expect to find fresh strawberries, white pepper, stones, fine herbs, chalk and even a touch of mezcal. Broad and zesty on the palate with fine, chalky tannins driving it to a long and ample finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold."


E. Pira & Figli Barolo Via Nuova DOCG 2020

Vinous Media (96)- "The 2020 Barolo Via Nuova is stellar. It clearly benefits from a blend of several sites. Dark cherry, gravel, spice, menthol, licorice and dried herbs all build in this potent, structured Barolo. As always, the blend includes Paiagallo, Liste, Terlo, Gabutti, Baudana, Ravera di Monforte and Mosconi—an approach that works so well. This is a stellar showing from Chiara Boschis."


E. Pira & Figli Barolo Via Nuova DOCG 2020

The Wine Advocate (95)- "The E. Pira e Figli - Chiara Boschis 2020 Barolo Via Nuova opens to a little more dark fruit and ripe berry in this vintage. The wine is buttoned up from all sides into a tight little package of aromas. You get orange peel, bright cherry and a fragrant springtime fruit blossom. There are hints of herb, tar, violet and chalky mineral. The tannins are finely polished and smooth."