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E. Pira & Figli de Chiara Boschis Barolo Via Nuovatext

E. Pira & Figli de Chiara Boschis Barolo Via Nuova 2018

Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, ItalyOne of 3 Barolo released by Chiara this year, with vinification and aging are kept the same across the three to highlight the differences of the terroir. Barolo Via Nuova comes from 6 different organic cru located in three different villages: Barolo (Terlo – Liste); Monforte d’Alba (Ravera di Monforte – Mosconi); and Serralunga d’Alba (Gabutti e Baudana). All told, these 2.5 hectares sit at 340m, and face southeast. After a native ferment in stainless, with frequent pumping over and punch downs, all of the Baroli were aged in lightly toasted 30% new French oak for 24 months, and one year further in the bottle prior to release. Amply perfumed with wild flowers, violets, iris across a structured palate, filled in with blueberries, wild blackberries, and scented with scrubby balsam. Tannins are long and fine, well integrated into this stately, yet accessible Barolo. The finish lingers long with fine minerality and subtle salinity. Drinking smartly now, and with ample cellaring time ahead.Tasted: 07 December 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: E. Pira & FigliDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Trialto Wine Group
Grape: Nebbiolo