2013 LUIGI PIRA LANGHE NEBBIOLOLuigi Pira
Producer: Luigi Pira
Grape: Nebbiolo 100%
Region: Piemonte, Italy
Zone: Langhe Nebbiolo DOC
In the name of Barolo, the Pira family has been tied to the hills of Serralunga d’Alba, a land of great wines, since the late 19th century. In the 50s Luigi Pira decided to focus on grapes and wine, in the following decades he sold grapes and open wine to the biggest wineries in the area of Alba which sought after high quality products from Serralunga d'Alba. It was a first step towards its own production, which was impressed in this earth and able to give great red wines, Barolo above all. In the early 90s Gianpaolo, Luigi's son, started to take part in the winery management, and the wine quality became the key factor. Today Gianpaolo is flanked by his brothers Romolo and Claudio.
Tasting note: The bouquet is young and complex, with hints of fruit and spice, and gentle suggestions of leather. To the palate, it offers the flavour of a soft, fascinating young wine with mild, refined tannins that are pleasantly persistent.
Growing System: Guyot
Soil Composition: Calcarous-clayey
Production: Vinification in rotary fermentors with temperature control for 7-10 days. Maturation in tonneaux (capacity 350-500 litres) for 12 months
Alcohol (%) 14%
"A big, intense wine, the 2013 Langhe Nebbiolo is certainly not lacking in richness or depth. Smoke, tobacco, worn-in leather, spice and licorice hit the palate in a decidedly powerful entry-level offering." 88pts - Antonio Galloni