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E. PIRA E FIGLI CHIARA BOSCHIS

17.9/20
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Located in the municipality of Barolo, the E.Pira e Figli Chiara Boschis estate is now run by the first woman winemaker in the Langhe region. Chiara Boschis, who is passionate about the work of the vine, brought a wind of change when she acquired this wine estate. With the help of her brother Giorgio, she now produces some of the most refined and elegant wines of Barolo DOCG.

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A PRESTIGIOUS DOMAINE IN BAROLO DOCG

Having always lived in the wold of wine, Chiara Boschis was born into a family of winegrowers over several generations. Her ancestors created in 1761 the prestigious estate Giacomo Borgogno in Barolo. Although this estate was sold in 2008, the family wine-making tradition continues thanks to Chiara Boschis, who became the owner of the estate E. Pira e Figli.

History of the estate E. Pira e Figli

Located in the production area of Barolo DOCG, the estate E. Pira e Figli used to belog to the family of Pira, whose members were great wine producers in the 19th century. When Gigi Pira, legendary owner of E. Pira winery, passed away in 1980, the estate was handed over to Chiara Boschis and her parents Franco and Ida to reassure the continuity of her work. The two families were already linked by a great friendship. After her studies at the end of the 80's, Chiara became the first female wine producer in Barolo DOCG. Taking a bold path, she has brought new life to the estate, both in the cellar and in the style of production. Sharing with Chiara the passion for working in the vineyard, her brother Giorgio joined her in 2010.

EXCEPTIONAL ITALIAN WINES IN THE BEST PRODUCTION AREAS OF BAROLO

The E. Pira e Figli estate covers around 11 hectares of vineyards spread over some of the best production areas for Barolo wine in Langhe in the southern Piedmont. The vines of this property are divided as follows:

  • Two hectares in the commune of Barolo in the vineyards of Cannubi, Liste and Terlo.
  • Eight hectares in the commune of Monforte d’Alba in the vineyards of Conterni, Mosconi, Ravera and Le Coste.
  • One hectare in the commune of Serralunga d’Alba in the vineyards of Gabutti and Baudana.

These plots are located on a soil made up of clay-limestone marls interspersed with sandstone. The characteristics of this terroir associated with the unique microclimate, the vineyard's aspect and the altitude between 260 and 420 meters, make it possible to obtain perfect grapes.

To produce the Barolo DOCG wines, the E. Pira e Figli estate relies on a balance between tradition and innovation. The vines of this property are made of Nebbiolo, Barbera and Dolcetto grape varieties.

FIRST PRODUCER OF ORGANIC BAROLO DOCG WINES

The E. Pira e Figli estate can boast of being the first organic winery in Barolo to produce wines typical of the Langhe region. Starting sconversion in 2010, the property has been certified organic since 2014. Exclusively manual, the work in the vineyards is carried out with extreme care to obtain high quality grapes while reassuring a minimal impact for the environment. The harvest is carried out by hand with a careful selection of grapes with perfect phenolic ripeness.

After vinification, the must intended for Barolo production is aged in lightly toasted French oak barrels and in bigger oak vats (botti) for around two years. The Langhe Nebbiolo ages in a second use barrels for around twelve months. The Barbera cuvée is aged in French oak for around sixteen months. After that the wines are aged in a bottle for a period of time, which varies according to the cuvée.