Luigi Pira Barolo Vigna Rionda 2004

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

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Item No. 97484
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP96

Winemaker's Notes

"Pira's 2004 Barolo Vigna Rionda (aged in 100% new French oak) opens with captivating aromatics that lead to a silky-textured palate of ripe red fruit. This medium to full-bodied Barolo offers exquisite purity and delineation with finessed tannins and an extraordinary sense of harmony. It shut down quickly in the glass and will require patience, but this is a stunningly pure Rionda in the making. It's nice to see Giampaolo Pira bounce back with this gorgeous Rionda after his disappointing 2003. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024."
-Wine Advocate

Intensely garnet red in color, the Vigna Rionda has an elegant and complex nose, layering aromas of wild berries and sweet tobacco with balsamic notes. It is rich and opulent on the palate, harmonious and extraordinarily persistent.

Learn About Luigi Pira

One of Piedmont"s new 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. (Parker) Established in the early 1950s, at first the estate only produced and sold grapes. Later on, wine was produced and sold in bulk to local...

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Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo(neh-bee-OH-low) The King of Piedmont Nebbiolo is the key grape in the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is not the most planted variety, but it does make the most distinctive and age-worthy wines. Native to Piedmont, Nebbiolo is a bit of a soil snob - it's finicky about where it grows and has long been the honored red grape of Northern Italy...

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