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Pira Luigi

Pira Luigi 'Serralunga' Nebbiolo, Barolo DOCG, Italy

Pira Luigi 'Serralunga' Nebbiolo, Barolo DOCG, Italy

Elegance Rooted in Tradition: The 2019 Luigi Pira 'Serralunga' Nebbiolo, Barolo DOCG

A Legacy Cast in Vines: The 2019 Luigi Pira 'Serralunga' Nebbiolo is a testament to a legacy meticulously crafted since the 1950s in the hallowed grounds of Serralunga d'Alba. At its heart, Azienda Agricola Pira Luigi embodies a journey through generations, where the commitment to enhance the noble Nebbiolo grape has been unwavering. Under Gianpaolo Pira's and his family's stewardship, the estate's dedication to quality over quantity, marked by a pivotal shift in the early 1990s, has flourished. Through integrating natural farming practices and a profound respect for the land, Pira has become synonymous with Barolo of unparalleled pedigree and character.

Crafting Excellence: The 2019 vintage is a blend of Nebbiolo from three esteemed vineyards within Serralunga d'Alba, manifesting the estate's philosophy of expressing the unique terroir of their land. With vines dating from 1959 to 1995 and situated at 320 meters above sea level, this Barolo celebrates meticulous viticulture and innovative vinification. The wine's journey from vine to bottle is marked by traditional aging in Slavonian oak barrels for 24 months, ensuring a harmonious balance between its robust structure and elegant aging potential.

Product Details:

  • Region: Serralunga d'Alba, Barolo DOCG, Italy
  • Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo
  • Color: Intense ruby red with hues of garnet
  • ABV: N/A
  • Altitude: 320 meters
  • Exposure: South/South-West
  • Soil: Calcareous-clayey

Sensory Journey: The sensory profile of this Barolo is a tapestry of complexity and elegance. Its garnet color with orange reflections heralds a bouquet rich in leather, hay, earth, and spices. The palate is greeted with a harmonious interplay of acidity and tannins, unfolding layers of cinnamon, red fruit, cherry, and, with time, the emergence of dried prunes. This wine is a narrative of Serralunga's terroir, offering a complete and persistent mouthfeel marked by a delightful touch of bitterness and tannic structure.

Celebrated and Savored: This Barolo's acclaim is echoed by critics, with ratings that underscore its quality and aging potential. Wine Spectator's 93 points highlight its balanced, long finish adorned with tobacco and mineral nuances. Decanter and Jeb Dunnuck's 92 points commend its classic appeal and savory depth, hinting at a wine that will continue to evolve gracefully. Perfect for cellaring, this Barolo promises to enchant from 2026 through 2047, revealing the full extent of its complexity and elegance over time.

An Ode to Serralunga: Selected for the March 2024 Wine Dispensary's Premium Wine Club members, the 2019 Luigi Pira 'Serralunga' Nebbiolo is more than a wine; it's a celebration of heritage, a reflection of meticulous craftsmanship, and a beacon of the Pira family's devotion to the art of winemaking. It stands as a tribute to the land of Serralunga d'Alba, a land that has been nurtured and revered by the Pira family for generations. This Barolo is an invitation to explore Nebbiolo's depths, savor the fruits of a family's lifelong journey, and partake in the legacy of Serralunga d'Alba.

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