Pira Barolo Via Nuova 2017

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Details of wine

The Barolo "Via Nuova" of the company E. Pira & Figli by Chiara Boschis, is a nebbiolo in purity rich, intense and persistent. It comes from the grapes of six different Crus of Barolo, Monforte and Serralunga assembled together. It is evident the obsessive attention that Chiara and Giorgio use both in the work in the vineyard and in the transformation processes in the cellar. The selection, control and respect make this biology company an example for the whole Langhe area.
The grapes, once pressed, carry out the spontaneous fermentation activated by indigenous yeasts in steel tanks with the hat emerging, then with daily pumping over and punching down. The refinement is two years both in large oak barrels and in lightly toasted French oak barrels. No clarifications or filtrations are made and at the end the aging in the bottle is one year.
In the glass the "Via Nuova" is a particularly complex Barolo where the notes of violet and licorice, typical of Nebbiolo, stand out conspicuously. It is an extremely pleasant wine, thanks also to an important but not intrusive tannin and an excellent balance with the fresh part of the wine.



Tra il rubino e il granato intenso.


Profondo e meditativo ha incipit boschiva con foglie secche, corteccia e terra smossa. Continua con tonalità che ricordano la violetta, il bastoncino di liquirizia su languidi soffi speziati.


Al palato coniuga eleganza e freschezza. Trama tannica cesellata e lunga persistenza salina.


Carne: selvaggina di pelo e di piuma, brasati. Formaggi di medio-lunga stagionatura e altri piatti di carne rossa.



YEAR 2017
ALCOL 14.50
FORMAT 0,75 L Standard



GROUND Marne calcareo-argillose, calcareo-limose, con vene di sabbia e arenaria - Origine Terziaria - Miocene.
REFINEMENT 2 anni circa di maturazione sia in botti che in barriques di rovere francese; 1 anno circa di affinamento in bottiglia.
WINEMAKING Vinificazione nelle proprie cantine situate in Barolo. La fermentazione alcolica è avvenuta a cappello emerso in vasche di acciaio attrezzate per il controllo della temperatura, con frequenti rimontaggi e follature.
DRY EXTRACT 29.8 g/l
ACIDITY 6.1 g/l
PH 3.7



Red shramp 2016
Veronelli 2012
Veronelli 2015
Veronelli 2016
Bibenda 2014
Bibenda 2015
Bibenda 2016
Wine Spectator 2014 93
Wine Spectator 2015 93
Wine Spectator 2016 95
Wine Advocated 2014 93
Wine Advocated 2015 93
Wine Advocated 2016 97
Wine Advocated 2017 93
James Suckling 2015 95
James Suckling 2016 95
James Suckling 2017 96

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Name: Pira E. & Figli - Chiara Boschis
Start-up year: 1800
Cultivated hectares: 10
Winemaker name: Chiara Boschis, Giorgio Boschi
Address: Via Vittorio Veneto, 1 - Barolo (CN)
Web Site: www.pira-chiaraboschis.com

The Pira were an ancient family of winemakers, mentioned in the parish registers since the 17th century, who also became winemakers between the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Gigi Pira, legendary exponent of the old production school, created his wines by assembling the grapes from his own plots of Cannubi, San Lorenzo and Via Nuova. He claimed that, just as cows must graze in the best pastures to produce excellent milk, only the best vineyards must be chosen for the wine. But Pira's attachment to tradition did not stop here: he was in fact the last remaining winemaker to to carry out the crushing on foot and the production without the support of any technical means. Since 1980, continuity has been guaranteed by Chiara Boschis and her parents Franco and Ida, already linked to the Pira family by deep friendship and mutual esteem and representing a historic family of Barolo producers since the 18th century, now in its 9th generation. After graduating, Chiara began to follow her full-time passion for wine and her world, becoming one of the first women to produce Barolo at the end of the 1980s. Taking care of this "little big house" has brought a breath of fresh air to the cellar and in the style of production. Since 2010, Chiara has been joined by her brother Giorgio, who shares with her a great passion for working in the vineyard and in the cellar, also thanks to his thirty years of experience. The work on the vines, strictly manual, is carried out with extreme care and respect for the environment, following the dictates of organic farming, for which the company is certified by the 2014 harvest. The production is very limited (about 40,000 bottles per year), coming from grapes produced directly.