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Barolo La Pira Vecchie Viti, Roagna 2014

RegionItaly
SubregionBarolo
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyNebbiolo

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Italy2014Barolo La Pira Vecchie Viti, RoagnaBT0 \ 661,580.001296+ ML6175.5555546666796.1096.10Barolo Pira VV, Roagna0.7510
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Tasting Notes

This is a fascinating wine made with vines planted in 1937, many on their original roots. The Pira vineyard in Castiglione Falletto is located just below Rocche di Castiglione and Scarrone and shows similar loose, yellowish soils that represent erosion from those overhead sites. Pira is a Roagna family monopoly since 1990. The beautiful 2014 Barolo Pira Vecchie Viti shows the classic balance and precision of Castiglione Falletto with bright fruit, cherry, licorice and toasted aniseed. The wine sees a very long maceration time, spanning two and a half months, and that extended skin contact builds the power and aromatic intensity of this Barolo. Production is 2,480 bottles.

96+
Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, July 2020

The 2014 Barolo Pira Vecchie Viti is quite delicate and understated for this wine, which also means it will drink well with minimal cellaring. Macerated dark cherry, menthol, licorice, pine, spice, sweet tobacco and leather all develop in the glass. Next to the straight Pira, the Vecchie Vigne has an extra kick of mid-palate sweetness and richness that is quite attractive. For a young Roagna Barolo, the 2014 is very enticing and also accessible.

92
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, November 2019
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