E Pira e Figli Chiara Boschis Barolo Via Nuova DOCG 2016 Red Wine
E. Pira e Figli Chiara Boschis Barolo Via Nuova DOCG 2016
100 pts. Vinous:
"In my opinion, the 2016 Barolo Via Nuova is the single greatest Barolo Chiara Boschis has made in her storied career. A monumental, thrilling wine, the Via Nuova captures all the best the vintage had to give. Explosive in the glass, with stunning aromatic depth, the 2016 is drop-dead gorgeous from the very first taste. Dark macerated cherry, lavender, spice, menthol and rose petal are kicked up a few notches from underlying veins of acidity and tannin that give the wine its energy and drive. The 2016 is a wine of extraordinary harmony, purity and finesse with an eternal finish. The 2016 Barolo Via Nuova is a blend of seven plots: Terlo, Liste, Paiagallo, Ravera di Monforte, Mosconi, Gabutti and Baudana."
97 pts. Wine Advocate:
"A blend of fruit from seven crus spread across Barolo, Monforte d'Alba and Serralunga d'Alba, the E Pira-Chiara Boschis 2016 Barolo Via Nuova is a polished and elegant wine that reflects all the classic characteristics of textbook Barolo. There are brambly aromas of woody red fruit, like pomegranate, followed by toasted hazelnut, licorice and grassy earth. The delineated tannins and the freshness of the acidity add to the depth and important layering of the wine. Following the best of Nebbiolo, the wine is weightless and powerful at the same time."
95 pts. Wine Spectator:
"This is expressive and complex, revealing cherry, strawberry, white pepper, iron and tar flavors, draped on a firmly structured, elegant frame. The refined tannins are assertive, yet overall this strikes a nice balance and lingers beautifully, echoing pure cherry, white pepper and mineral. Best from 2023 through 2045." —B.S.
95 pts. James Suckling:
"Extremely perfumed and beautiful with crushed-strawberry, hazelnut and sandalwood aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied and chewy with polished tannins and a flavorful finish. Pretty craftsmanship and structure. From organically grown grapes. Better after 2022 and onwards." - 4 Aug, 2020
Chiara Boschis was the first female winemaker in the Langhe. She ran the estate essentially by herself for twenty years, until 2010 when
her brother Giorgio joined her. Together they produce some of the finest Barolos, from their certified organic vineyards.
FROM THE WINERY
Via Nuova was the name of a small vineyard located near the town of Barolo. Its name derives from the proximity to the road (new, in the last century) that connected Barolo to Novello. Of that road today only a path remains in the middle of the vineyards, which can be covered on foot. For years it was vinified in purity until the Municipality of Barolo, by reorganizing the Additional Geographical Mentions (which came into force in 2010), decided to incorporate it into a larger sub-area, characterized by the name Terlo. With the abolition of this very small Cru, in homage to the tradition of blending, we began to vinify Barolo Via Nuova with the grapes of Terlo and Liste, from the Municipality of Barolo; Gabutti and Baudana of the Municipality of Serralunga d'Alba; Ravera di Monforte and Mosconi from the Municipality of Monforte d'Alba.
Grapes: Nebbiolo (of the Michet and Lampia sub-varieties ) in a “classic” blend.
Aging: about 2 years of maturation both in barrels and in French oak barriques; About 1 year of bottle aging.
- Color: bright garnet red;
- Nose: ethereal, persistent, with floral and fruity notes;
- Taste: dry, savory and harmonious, soft but austere, full and persistent.
Pairings: Meat: furred and feathered game, braised. Medium-long-aged cheeses and other red meat dishes