2019 Pira Barbera d’Alba Superiore
Barbera d'alba, Piedmont, Italy
The 2019 Pira Barbera d’Alba Superiore is well balanced between spicy notes of oak and wild berries. The taste is mouth-filling, balanced and very persistent. The Boschis family purchased E.Pira & Figli in 1981, propelling the young Chiara into a role significantly different to that intended with her economics degree. The family were proprietors of Barolo’s historic Giacomo Borgogno estate, where Chiara originally learnt her winemaking skills. Her philosophy is to craft wines that marry the extraordinary power of Barolo with approachability and the Pira wines are all about elegance, great aromatics and lush textures.
“Nice wine. No container with red fruit but light red fruit flavors. Nice nose. Soft wine, round and full with a long finish. Enjoying another good Pira.” – Marco Sherman