Luigi Pira 'Serralunga' Barolo Nebbiolo 2011
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This is a red wine imageLuigi Pira 'Serralunga' Barolo Nebbiolo 2011

 
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Vinous Media 90-91
"The 2011 Barolo del Comune di Serralunga is one of the best entry-level Barolos readers will find. One of the things I like most about this wine is how it brings together both the personality of Serralunga and the house style in a Barolo that is both affordable and easy to drink young. There is no shortage of depth in the bold dark blue and black-hued fruit, smoke, tar, licorice and violet notes, ... read more
This is a red wine
Item ID: #20048
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Vinous Media 90-91
"The 2011 Barolo del Comune di Serralunga is one of the best entry-level Barolos readers will find. One of the things I like most about this wine is how it brings together both the personality of Serralunga and the house style in a Barolo that is both affordable and easy to drink young. There is no shortage of depth in the bold dark blue and black-hued fruit, smoke, tar, licorice and violet notes, while the insistent Serralunga tannins suggest the 2011 will drink well for a number of years. -- Antonio Galloni"

Wine Spectator 88
"Menthol and tar aromas lead off, with cherry, licorice and tobacco flavors on the palate. This red is a bit gruff, but not out of bounds for the appellation. Best from 2019 through 2030. 1,200 cases made. –BS"

Wine Information:
Production area: Serralunga d'Alba (Cuneo)
Vineyard extension: 1.00 ha
Blend: Nebbiolo - 100%
Vineyard age (year of planting): 1960
Soil type: Calcarous, clayey
Exposure: South/South-west. Altitude 320 metres above sea level

Vinification and ageing: Maceration with the skins for 7-10 days in rotary fermentors with temperature control, the wine matures in oak casks (capacity 25 hectolitres) for 24 months

Average no. bottles/year: 6000
Suggested serving temperature (degrees °C): 18-20
Alcohol %: 14
Dry extract g/l :
Acidity g/l : 5.40
Grape yield per hectare quintals: 65-70

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Luigi Pira"One of Piedmont's 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." – Robert Parker

Established in the early 1950s, the Luigi Pira estate encompasses 12ha of Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, and Barbera in the commune of Serralunga d'Alba. For many years, the family produced and sold their grapes, later producing and selling wine in bulk to local negociants. Only just a few years ago did the estate begin ageing and bottling its own wines. Luigi's son, Giampaolo, recently took the reins at the estate, overseeing the cellars while his brother, Romolo, and his father continue to maintain the vineyards. Pira's holdings are in the three most prestigious crus in the Serralunga commune: "Margheria," "Marenca," and "Rionda." The first Barolo was produced only as recently as 1993, but since then, the family has racked up accolades and high scores from the worldwide press. 50-55,000 bottles are produced each year.

Vineyard Management: Integrated insect and disease control is followed. Only natural products are used in order to respect the environment: sulfur- and copper-based products are mainly used. No insecticides are used. Only organic fertilizers are used. Natural cover crops (grass cover) are left on the rows between the vines. In autumn the soil is tilled. Only absolutely necessary doses of SO2 to prevent oxidation are added to the wines.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

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