Wine Details

E. Pira E Figli Langhe Nebbiolo DOC

This wine is a youthful expression of Nebbiolo, the same grape variety that makes up the region’s most famous wine, Barolo. Some of the younger vines from the Ravera vineyard in Monforte d’Alba are used to produce this Nebbiolo d’Alba. The unique characteristics of this particular parcel of vineyard and terroir are best expressed when the wine is aged in small oak barrels, resulting in a kinder, more delicate wine – a perfect balance between elegance and structure. Elegant perfumes of red fruit on the nose give way to dry, velvety tannins on the palate.

Region:

Producer:

E. Pira E Figli (Chiara Boschis)

Varietal:

100% Nebbiolo

Vineyard:

San Giuseppe (Ravera) in Monforte d'Alba

Yield:

2,500 - 4,000 kg/ha

Aging:

Aging in French oak barriques for 12 months, lightly filtered

Alcohol content:

14.0%

Age of vines:

15 years

Acidity:

5.38 g/l

Production:

7,700 bottles

Soil:

Calcareous clay

Average altitude:

400 m (1,312 feet) above sea level

Vinification:

Fermentation and maceration in stainless steel tanks for 6-10 days, with temperature about 18-20° C to encourage malolactic fermentation

Harvest:

Mid-October

First vintage:

2009

Cellar:

E. Pira Chiara Boschis, Barolo

Bottling:

Aged for a minimum of 2 months in bottle

Release:

Spring, 1.5 years after harvest

Recent press reviews

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E Pira & Figli Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2016

Vinous Media (91)- "The 2016 Langhe Nebbiolo is a very serious wine in its peer group. Aromatically expressive and deep on the palate, with terrific supporting structure, the 2016 has so much to offer. Crushed raspberry, tobacco, dried herbs and mint all grace this exquisite, wonderfully nuanced Langhe Nebbiolo from Chiara Boschis. There is so much character here."

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E Pira & Figli Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2016

Wine Spectator (91)- "A more delicate style, boasting red fruit flavors of strawberry and cherry, with a touch of flowers. The structure here is softer and the finish long. Drink now thorugh 2024. 600 cases made, 350 cases imported. "

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E Pira & Figli Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2015

James Suckling (91)- "Bright strawberries in a fragrant mode, as well as some cedary oak punch. There's a wealth of punchy cherries on offer. Good concentration and balanced fruit for the ample structure, too. Drink or hold."