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Luigi Pira Barolo Vigna Rionda 2004

Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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"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.

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Luigi Pira

Luigi Pira

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Luigi Pira, Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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"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 negociants. Only a few years ago the estate started ageing and bottling its own wines. Giampaolo Pira recently took the reins at his family’s eight-hectare estate, overseeing the cellars while brother Romolo and father Luigi maintain the vineyards. Pira’s holdings are in the three most prestigious crus in the Serralunga commune: "Margheria," "Marenca," and "Rionda."

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