The E. Pira Dolcetto d’Alba comes from an old family of viticulturists that between the end of ‘800 and the beginning of ‘900- became wine-producers. This prosperous patriarchal family unit declined as all its male components started to die young one after another, until the tragic end of Luigi Pira, a nobleman who believed in the importance of traditions: the last one to tread the grapes and to make wine without mechanical devices. About a year after his death, his sisters sold the farm to their old friends family – Boschis. Now Chiara Boschis, after a degree in Economics, manages the farm following her passion for wine and believing in this “great small farm”. The output is still very small (about 12,000 bottles each year) and the wine is exclusively made from grapes grown in the vineyard (about two and a half hectares located in Connubi, one of the best vineyards in Barolo).
The E. Pira Dolcetto d’Alba is a bright reddish-purple colour. Aromas of ripe blackberries and plums are mirrored in the flavours. A direct, Zinfandel-like fruitiness combined with Merlot-like soft tannins make it charmingly seductive. Aromas of ripe blackberries and plums are reflected on the palate with soft tannins. This wine matches perfectly with wild rice or lamb-stuffed tomatoes – middle eastern style.