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Roagna, Barolo Pira Riserva, 2006

$759.00

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Luca Roagna and his family have been making some of the greatest wines in Piemonte for generations, and the quality just keeps rising. Anyone will be able to respect and admire the work of Luca Roagna: no step taken in the vineyard or the winery is without complete follow-through of thought.

Standing in the middle of one of their vineyards, you almost forget it's a place to grow grapes. Grass, insects and wildlife flourish throughout the vines, which are never subjected to chemical sprays, mowing or tilling. The bio-sphere is diverse and vigorous, the soils healthy: the result is impeccably grown grapes ready to become impeccably made wine.

Professional Reviews

Antonio Galloni

AG 97
"The 2006 Barolo Pira Riserva Black Label is a tiny selection of about 2400 bottles that spent five years in cask and then a decade in cement. Dense exotic and beautifully layered the Riserva captures that sense of timelessness that is often a signature of the Roagna wines - a place in time in which wines are both aged and young at the same time. It's that co-existence in two different worlds that defines many of the best wines here. Spice orange zest chocolate spice star anise and sweet pipe tobacco lend nuance to a wine that is just entering its first plateau of maturity." -Vinous

Robert Parker

RP 96
"Here's a fascinating discovery from the quiet underground cellars of Roagna. The 2006 Barolo Riserva Pira is deeply saturated and sophisticated with a dark garnet almost crimson appearance that remains luminous and bright throughout. In terms of structure the tannins have been softened and tapered down thanks to bottle aging. The wine is literally weightless on the palate today. In a similar manner the bouquet has become a seamless expression of evolved Nebbiolo with a slew of licorice ashy and dried berry aromas. This is a delight and the wine is ready to drink if that is your pleasure." -Robert Parker

Wine Enthusiast

WE 100
"This compelling, fragrant red offers stunning aromas of woodland berry, new leather, pipe tobacco, pressed rose and the barest whiff of tar. The palate shows finesse and complexity, delivering juicy cranberry, red cherry, licorice and baking spice framed in tightly wound, elegant tannins. It's still youthfully austere, with vibrant acidity that promises decades of aging potential." -Kerin O'Keefe

What importer Polaner Selections has to say about this wine...

VINTAGE
2006
BOTTLE SIZES
750 ML
COUNTRY
Italy
REGION
Piedmont
APPELLATION
Barolo
WINE TYPE
Red
VARIETALS
Nebbiolo
ORGANIC
Practicing
VINEYARD
Sourced from a parcel in Rocche di Castiglione Falletto.
SOIL
There are 6 unique micro parcels depending on the composition of the terrain which ranges from limestone marl Roca to blue stone.
VITICULTURE
The vines for this wine are over 50 years old.
VINIFICATION
Fermentation lasts ten days in large wood casks. They ferment with a pied de cuvee made from their indigenous yeasts. They then use the technique of submerged cap -- which can last 70-90 days.
AGING
The wine is aged in large neutral French botti. The oak Luca uses is never toasted but instead made by using hot steam instead of flame. The Riserva is aged for at least 10 years before release.

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Nebbiolo

  • Vintage

    2006

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Organic

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Full Bodied

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