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Barolo Vigna Rionda by Luigi Pira 2017

Barolo Vigna Rionda

by Luigi Pira 2017

Producer : Luigi Pira

Region : Italy (Italy), Piedmont (Italy)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Cured Meat, Pasta with Tomato Sauce, Red Meat

Tasting Notes

"Fresh and sweet berry aromas with cherries and dark strawberries to the flowers and spices. It’s full-bodied with layers of fine tannins and intense fruit. The wood comes out a little now, but it’s so impressive nonetheless. Great vineyard. One for the cellar."

96 Points - James Suckling, July 2021

"The 2017 Barolo Vigna Rionda is aromatic of cherry liqueur, pine, and balsamic. Generous with fruit and forward with its firm tannic grip, there is ripe red plum, tobacco, and porcini carved into the palate. A wine with great potential, hold 3-6 years and drink 2026-2046."

95 Points - Audrey Frick, Jebdunnuck.com, June 2021


Bottles Per Case 6 Pack
Point Score 96
Cellaring Cellar
Sweetness XD - Extra Dry See Sweetness Chart
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Luigi Pira
Region Italy (Italy), Piedmont (Italy)
Alcohol 14.5% alc./vol.
Style Intense and bold reds
Vintage 2017
Farming Method Traditional
Grapes 100% Nebbiolo
Food Pairing Cured Meat, Pasta with Tomato Sauce, Red Meat
Descriptors Earthy, Fruity, Mineral
Wine Type Red
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Full
Price of Case $929.94

The Producer

Luigi Pira

Chiara Boschis has an incredible story. In a region where women winemakers are exceptionally rare, she has built a collection of wines that is the envy of many, becoming a full-fledged member of the highly respected Barolo Boys.

E Pira e Figli estate was passed from father to son for centuries, until the late 1980’s when Luigi Pira passed away. At that time his sisters felt that they could no longer maintain the estate. Hoping to keep the tradition alive they sold the estate to Chiara Boschis, whose family had long been friends of the Piras.

Chiara now has eleven hectares of vines under cultivation in the communes of Barolo, Serralunga and Monforte d’Alba. She retains the honor of the first female winemaker in the Langhe, an honour she worked hard to achieve back in the 1990s. She is, by necessity, of unquestionable confidence, determination, patience and charm. She ran the estate essentially by herself for twenty years, consistently producing stunning, highly lauded, and ageworthy wines. In 2010, her brother Giorgio, his wife Daniella, and their three daughters joined Chiara at E. Pira, which provided not only a welcome division of labor, but also a next generation of female successors., Beatrice, Elena, and Vittoria Boschis, Giorgio and Daniella’s daughters, are all working in the winery with Chiara.

Hers was the first estate in Cannubi to convert to organic farming, and she has since worked tirelessly over the last few years to convince the rest of the growers in the district to become organic as well.


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