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.

Region:

Producer:

E. Pira E Figli (Chiara Boschis)

Varietal:

100% Nebbiolo

Vineyard:

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

4,500 bottles

Soil:

Calcareous clay, Sant'Agata marl (sandstone)

Average altitude:

340 m (1,115 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

Recent press reviews

96

E. Pira & Figli Barolo Via Nuova DOCG 2017

James Suckling (96)- "Gorgeous aromas of dried flowers and strawberries with some cherries and hints of iron. Full-bodied. Chewy and creamy-textured at the same time. Attractive berry and walnut aftertaste. From organically grown grapes. Drink after 2025."

94

E. Pira & Figli Barolo Via Nuova DOCG 2017

Vinous Media (94)- "The 2017 Barolo Via Nuova is stellar. In 2017, the Via Nuova is a bit nervous, the sign of a Barolo that is going to need a number of years to unwind. Bright red-toned fruit, chalk, crushed rocks, mint and white pepper add pretty aromatic top notes. As always, the Via Nuova is the most taut Barolo in the range. Via Nuova is a blend of seven vineyard sites; Terlo, Paiagallo and Liste (in Barolo); Ravera and Mosconi (in Monforte); and Gabutti and Baudana (in Serralunga). "

93

E. Pira & Figli Barolo Via Nuova DOCG 2017

Wine Advocate (93)- "This classic wine represents a traditional blend of sites including Barolo (Terlo and Liste), Monforte d'Alba (Ravera and Mosconi) and Serralunga d'Alba (Gabutti and Baudana). The organic E Pira-Chiara Boschis 2017 Barolo Via Nuova reveals ripe cherry and raspberry that greet you with a bright, fruit-forward bouquet. I feel the hot-vintage fruit ripeness more in this release than I did in the smaller releases of Mosconi or Cannubi. The wine is slender and elegant in terms of mouthfeel, with a good, polished feel and some subtle bite from the tannins on the close. There are some grassy notes and a spicy point of crushed black pepper as well."