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Pira’s 2005 Barolo Vigna Margheria is a large-scaled, hulking wine bursting with dark red fruit, flowers, menthol and spices. The tannins are nuclear-strength, however, and it is hard to see this wine ever finding the balance that the best vintages here offer. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020. ||Giampaolo Pira produces some of the most extroverted wines in Barolo. In 2005 his wines reveal a lovely purity to their fruit but because of their relatively modest structures, the wines seem to be dominated by an excessive amount of French oak.||A Marc de Grazia Selection, various American importers, including Michael Skurnik, Syosset, NY; tel. (516) 677-9300, Vin Divino, Chicago, IL; tel. (773) 334-6700, and Estate Wines, Ltd., San Rafael, CA; tel. (415) 492-9411 Wine Advocate.April, 2009
The other Pira. Established in the 1950s and blessed with holdings in Serralunga’s finest vineyards - Margheria, Marenca, and Rionda, the estate only started making their own bottlings in the 1990s.
The wines are bold, rich wines made by one of Piedmont’s most ambitious young winemakers.
“Giampaolo Pira’s Barolos are some of the most massive, rich wines readers are likely to come across, but they rarely fail to deliver the goods.” Antonio Galloni
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