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  • 2018 E. PIRA & FIGLI BAROLO MOSCONI CHIARA BOSCHIS 750 ml

2018 E. PIRA & FIGLI BAROLO MOSCONI CHIARA BOSCHIS 750 ml

$118.99
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100% Nebbiolo
Barolo, Piedmont, Italy

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The winery is situated in the town of Barolo and the winery faces the Piazza del Peso, Where via Monforte e la via Vittorio Veneto (so-called Via Nuova) meet. From here, looking to the hills, one can understand the amount of work that is necessary to transform the looked after gardens of town to the steep hillside vineyards that are neccessary to obtain grapes of grand quality.

Pira is an old family of viticulturists that, between the end of '800 and the beginning of '900,
became wine-producers. This prosperous patriarchal family slowly declined as all its male
components started to die young, one after another until the tragic end of Luigi Pira, a noble
man who believed in the importance of traditions: the last one to tread the grapes and to make
wine without mechanical devices. About a year after his death, his sisters, who couldn't manage
the family business but were willing to carry on the tradition, sold the vineyards and winery to
their old friends family Boschis. Then, taking the reigns in 1990 Chiara Boschis, created a bit
of a revolution by not only becoming one of the 1st woman winemakers in the Langhe but by
also becoming one of the most highly regarded for her talents, knowledge, passion & technique.

Chiara is an artisan grower, whose philosophy is to craft wines that combine the extraordinary
power of Barolo with approachability, balance, intense aromatics, and elegance. This
equilibrium is achieved through strict vineyard management (all work is carried out manually),
careful selection, organic farming practices and meticulous vinification techniques that favor a
gentle touch, allowing the grapes to express their true character. She is a farmer first. Chiara
then unites the best of traditional and modern winemaking techniques in a continuous endeavor
to consistently produce high quality wines representative of their heritage. Here you will find
Barolo that embraces true terroir. As a winemaker, she is a master at tannin management,
crafting finessed and sophisticated wines that are some of the most aromatically dynamic
expressions of Barolo today. It is truly amazing how approachable her Barolo are with just a
short bit of bottle age.

The most recently acquired parcel, the famous Mosconi Cru in Monforte d'Alba was purchased in 2009. The vineyard's particular heavy clay soil (in some areas calcium carbonate and iron give the soil a reddish-gray color) lends considerable structure to this wine, making it in Barolo ideal for aging. A garnet red color is complimented by open perfumes of flowers and mature fruit with some spicy notes. This is a long-lasting wine of power and concentration with firm, velvety tannins.

From the Mosconi vineyard in Monforte d’Alba at 1,200 feet above sea level. The average vine age is
50+ years old. After a two-week fermentation, the wine is then aged in lightly toasted French oak (1/3
new, 1/3 second use, 1/3 three+ uses) for 24 months before aging an additional year in bottle.
96 Points, The Wine Advocate: "Chiara Boschis has recently purchased more in the Mosconi cru.

This is terrific news for those who love the focus and precision that Chiara Boschis is known for. The
Mosconi carries generous fruit weight and volume over a streamlined mouthfeel and tight tannins. The
wine ends with fresh notes of blackberry, plum and wild rose.”

94 Points, Vinous: “The 2018 Barolo Mosconi shows all the gravitas and natural darkness of this site, but in miniature. Black cherry, plum, gravel, smoke, crushed rocks and incense fill out the layers. There is plenty of Mosconi muscle.”

94 Points, James Suckling: “Plenty of tense, wild-strawberry character to this with bright minerals, too. Medium-bodied with a punchy core of bright fruit, tight tannins and a tense, crystalline finish.”

14.5% ABV

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