"One of Piedmont’s superstars… these are wines of extraordinary complexity and breathtaking richness. The spectacular offerings from Pira’s vineyards in and around Serralunga d’Alba are among the more riveting examples.” – Robert Parker
The Pira family has been growing grapes around the hills Seralunga d'Alba for over 60 years. After selling fruit and wine to some of the biggest wineries in the region for well over 50 years, Luigis son Gianpaolo decided in the late 80s to set up a winery and start production of their own. The sheer quality of this estate is what blew us away it is the full package. Producing Barolo from 3 tiny parcels of Nebbiolo and bottling these as single vineyard wines, the pira family has set their sights on producing classic, terroir driven wines. Besides the Crus, Pira also produces the Barolo Serralunga, obtained from Nebbiolo grapes destined to the production of Barolo and cultivated on "Le Rivette" vines and from the vineyards located in the lowest part of Marenca and Margheria. Its western exposure and the calcareous-clayish soil give a classic and full-bodied Barolo. Le Rivette is to the east of Marenca and nestles into the hill as it moves around the corner so the site is both south facing and slightly west facing.