1997 Barolo Vigna Marenca Luigi Pira



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£576.00 DP

Average critic rating : 95.0 points

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The profound, dense garnet/ruby-colored 1997 Barolo Marenca displays a spectacular bouquet of roasted espresso, kirsch liqueur, blackberries, tobacco, sardines, cedar, and leather. Sumptuous in the mouth, full-bodied, with an exotic overripe character, this dense, thick Barolo tastes sweet because of the high glycerin levels. As it was in cask, this 1997 Barolo remains dominated by its baby fat. Anticipated maturity: now-2015. ||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.June, 2001

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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