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 12 months ageing in large botte.
The Langhe Nebbiolo is made from 1.5 hectares of vines that were planted in 1999 within the commune of Serralunga d'Alba. The grapes are used exclusively for the production of Langhe Nebbiolo. The vines have a south/south-western exposure and the soil is calcareous-clayish. This is serious Barolo in disguise and for a fraction of the price. A wine with expansive volume and breadth, this impresses with the generous fruit intensity of the 2018 vintage with aromas of crushed flowers, sweet spice and pipe tobacco. A fantastic wine for the money.