The Dolcetto grape we produce comes from our own vineyards, where we find soils typical of the Elveziano territory (of an older formation, calcareous-clayey with a faded color towards very light gray and pink. In alternation we also find siliceous sandstones, carbonate of calcium and iron.) The color is intense ruby red with purple reflections. The persistent floral and fruity aromas of violet and small red fruits give it a pleasant immediacy. The contained tannins and the balanced and elegant structure make it the "everyday wine" par excellence, satisfying without being too demanding. - Winery Note
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. - Importer Note
|Product Type||Wine Red Dolcetto|
|Winemaking Practices||Minimal Intervention|