Vignarionda is one of the greatest sites in Serralunga, a natural amphitheatre facing mostly south its comprised of a classic mix of clay, marl and sand and is protected from cooling winds. Very few producers have access to this great vineyard- both Luigi Pira and Oddero have significant pieces.
'Vigna Rionda, in the collective imagination of many wine lovers, has become synonymous with the Barolo of Serralunga dâ€™Albaâ€¦ the Barolo which is produced here can be termed â€“ even more than a Barolo of Serralunga â€“ a Barolo of Vigna Rionda, such is the imprint of the cru on this wine.' Alessandro Masnaghetti
The Pira family has been growing grapes around the hills Seralunga dâ€™Alba for over 60 years. After selling fruit and wine to some of the biggest wineries in the region for well over 50 years, Luigiâ€™s son Gianpaolo decided in the late 80â€™s 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.Â
Pira's Vignarionda is made with a mixture of traditional and modern techniques - fermentation on skins for three weeks, followed by a year each of ageing in barriques then in large wood. Pira owns just 1 hectare of this grand vineyard and makes just 4,000 bottles per year.
- Size: 750ml
- Vintage: 2015
- ABV: 15%
- Origin:Â Barolo / PiemonteÂ / Italy
- Grapes:Â Nebbiolo