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Roagna Barolo Pira 2011

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220.000 JD
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Roagna Barolo Pira is a monovarietal Nebbiolo red wine from the DOCG Barolo, in the Piedmont area, and is made by the Roagna winery. Roagna is a family winery in Barbaresco, in the Piedmont area, which has old vines in historic vineyards. Among its principles is to use plant material from the vineyard itself to replant vineyard failures and not buy nursery cuttings, in order to maintain its own genetics. It respects the biodiversity in its plots and therefore does not use any herbicides, pesticides, or chemical fertilizers to grow them. It always ferments with wild yeasts in wooden vats and performs long macerations to produce wines with great aging potential. It does not filter or clarify its wines, bottles them using the minimum of sulfites possible, and ages them without letting the aromas of wood prevail over the fruity ones.  The vines are between 25 and 50 years old. The grapes are harvested by hand early in the morning and transported to the cellar in small containers.

In the cellar, the Roagna Barolo Pira harvest is selected manually, discarding any bunches with defects, to ensure that only the best berries ferment. It is then vatted in oak tanks and the vintage ferments with native yeasts. The fermentation takes place over a period of about 10 days, and then the wine macerates with the skins for a further 60-75 days or so. Lastly, the wine is aged in neutral oak barrels for approximately 5 years.

Tasting notes

Roagna’s 2011 Barolo Pira is soft, open-knit and expressive. Crushed flowers, sweet red berries, mint, anise, and sweet tobacco give the Pira striking aromatic lift and inner perfume. Gracious and feminine throughout, the 2011 will drink well pretty much upon release. A kick of tannin and acidity on the finish are reminders this is indeed Barolo, but the 2011 is quite accessible for a young Roagna wine. This is a terrific example of the house style. 

Food Pairing

This wine makes an ideal pairing with roasted red meats and truffle based dishes. 

 

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo

Country & Region

Italy, Piedmont

ABV

13.5%

    Roagna Barolo Pira 2011