2014 Barolo, Pira, Roagna in gift box

2014 Barolo, Pira, Roagna in gift box

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2014 Barolo, Pira, Roagna in gift box

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This steep single vineyard sits directly below Castiglione. This old site has almost perfect proportions of limestone, sand and marl. It creates wines with perfume, elegance and mineral finesse. The 2014 is expressive and elegant, a true reflection of this unique terroir and Luca Roagna’s avant-garde approach. The vintage conditions called for strict selection to achieve tension and intensity. The palate is pretty yet firm, with bright fruit. There’s cool raspberry, cherry stone, rose, leather, wild savoury spices and minerality gained from old vines. This is focussed and fine, with more to give. Drink 2022-2034.

Davy Żyw, Wine Buyer, Berry Bros. & Rudd (Oct 2020)

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Antonio Galloni, Vinous91/100
The 2014 Barolo Pira is a very pretty wine, but it is also quite open, both in its aromatics, and structural feel, where the wine feels unusually ample. Dark spice, tobacco, worn-in leather and mint are nicely laced together. This is a superb effort for the year, but I would not plan on cellaring it for too long, as it is quite open for a young Barolo, by Roagna standards. Relative to the other wines in this lineup, the Pira comes across as a touch flat and lacking in body. Much of that is attributable to the vintage.

Drink 2022 - 2034

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (Aug 2019) Read more
Wine Advocate95/100
The Pira cru is a Roagna family monopoly. They purchased this site (in Castiglione Falletto) in 1990, and the vines range from 40 to 50 years old. The 2014 Barolo Pira opens to dark and impeccably focused fruit. This wine offers an incredible level of sharpness and detail that adds a vivid, Technicolor character to the bouquet. The aromas are lifted, bright and vertical, fueled by the power and elegance that comes so naturally to Nebbiolo. There is zest and energy here, with plenty of acidity and tannic structure to liven up the finish. Exactly 12,984 bottles were produced, making this the easiest Roagna wine to locate at your local retailer.

Drink 2024 - 2045

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Jul 2020) Read more
Wine Spectator 93/100
Plum, mint and menthol aromas are the main themes, along with tar, licorice, leather and wild herb notes. Though the fruit is buried, there is sweetness midpalate, finishing on the dry side. A bit austere, but long, finding good equilibrium. 1,100 cases made

Drink 2023 - 2039

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Apr 2020) Read more