Chiara Boschis E. Pira & Figli Langhe Nebbiolo 2013
The Boschis family purchased E. Pira & Figli in 1981, propelling the young Chiara into a role significantly different to that intended by her economics degree. The family was, until recently, proprietors of Barolo’s historic Giacomo Borgogno estate (Chiara originally learnt her wine-making skills from her brothers) but she brought her considerable determination, charm, patience and confidence to bear on raising the quality and image of Pira to that which it enjoys today. Her philosophy is to craft wines that marry the extraordinary power of Barolo with approachability, promoting great aromatics, lush textures and elegance. This has been achieved through strict vineyard management, careful selection and impeccable vinification techniques. Beginning as one of only two female oenologists working in Barolo, Chiara is nowadays regarded as every bit the equal of her peers.
Chiara has recently been joined by her brother Giorgio, and the two have expanded their Barolo vineyards to now include Mosconi and Ravera in Monforte and Gabutti in Serralunga.
This nebbiolo is made from the youngest vines, which will one day mature to make Barolo wine, and is made the same way as her three Baroli. AThis has some serious pedigree with rich, plush fruit of red berries with crushed flowers. This is a wine to drink now or cellar, but either way will be a reliable Nebbiolo that will take you to the hills of Monforte. The most affordable wine of Boschis' stable without missing out on her iconic treatment of the grapes.
RRP is $68.00, but we sell it to you for $62.00/bottle.