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, Luigi’s son Gianpaolo decided in the late 80’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.
The 2013 Pira Barolo Margheria comes from a single vineyard planted in 1959 that faces due south. This is a plush and seductive style of Barolo that offers immediate drinking pleasure as well as the friendliness to age admirably. 2013 is a beautiful vintage in Piemonte, arguably the best since 2010 and a return to elegance and classicism following the warmer, softer tones of the 2011 and 2012 vintages.
Origin: Barolo / Piemonte / Italy