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Pira Barolo 'Marenca' 2015

Italy Collection by Philglas & Swiggot

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Luigi Pira has been growing grapes and making wine in Serralunga since the 1950s, the Barolo village most notable for its intense perfume and structure. With several crus in the village the Piras have fantastic parcels in the Marenca and Margheria vineyards (totalling 1 hectare), as well as the legendary cru Vignarionda - widely considered the best site in Serralunga and one that defines the soul of Barolo.The winemaking is traditional, a modest vatting of 12-15 days on skins followed by 24 months ageing in large botte. 

The Marenca cru extends over 2 hectares. It is located in Serralunga d'Alba with a western exposure in a calcareous-clayish soil. Vines were replanted in 1990 and produce grapes that give a powerful Barolo with typical tannic richness. Marenca sits to the east of Margheria and is a true southerly exposure and a genuine amphitheatre. Its a virtual monopole for Pira (Gaja owns the other section of the vineyard but blends it away), and the site is one of the best in Serralunga producing wines with deep and impressive flavours and structures.  This cru extends over 2 hectares. It is located in Serralunga d'Alba with a western exposure in a calcareous-clayish soil. Vines were replanted in 1990 and produce grapes that give a powerful Barolo with typical tannic richness. Marenca sits to the east of Margheria and is a true southerly exposure and a genuine amphitheatre. Its a virtual monopole for Pira (Gaja owns the other section of the vineyard but blends it away), and the site is one of the best in Serralunga producing wines with deep and impressive flavours and structures.

'The 2015 Barolo Marenca is once again a wine of texture and volume, as it so often is, but there is also terrific aromatic nuance and layers of complexity to balance things out. Rose petal, sage, mint, sweet tobacco, licorice and wild cherry all run through this ample, super-inviting Serralunga Barolo. When I choose to drink a Pira Barolo, it is almost always Marenca. The 2015 is simply gorgeous. That's all there is to it.' 94 Vinous (Galloni)

 

  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2015
  • ABV: 14.5%
  • Origin: Barolo / Piemonte / Italy
  • Grapes: Nebbiolo

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