Luigi Pira Barolo Marenca 2017 750ml
SKU: 26795

Luigi Pira Barolo Marenca 2017

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Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
Brand Luigi Pira
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Intense garnet red color. The nose is fresh, with complex perfumes that range from wild berries to vanilla, chocolate and aromatic herbs. On the palate it is very vigorous, rich in extracts, with lively and pleasant tannins that are rounded through a skilful use of wood. A powerful, tantalizing wine with a great ageing potential.
Wine Advocate
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The Luigi Pira 2017 Barolo Marenca reveals a bright note of sweet cherry or redcurrant that pops first from the bouquet. That pretty red fruit intensity is quickly followed by spice, earth, toasted hazelnut and candied orange peel. This is a graceful and smooth expression from a site in Serralunga d'Alba that is almost exclusively farmed by the Pira family, mostly replanted in 1990 and is said to be noted for its powerful Barolo.

June 17, 2021
Jeb Dunnuck
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Floral and perfumed, the 2017 Barolo Marenca is laced with crushed rose petals, cherry lozenge, and fresh earth. On the palate, this red is inviting and pure, offering notes of raspberry, and black tea before showing its true Serralunga character and noble structure beneath. It's finesse and elegance up front leads to a deceiving desire to say it would be for youthful drinking, though it will be worth holding out for 2-5 years to enjoy 2024-2042.

June 15, 2021
Wine Enthusiast
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Aromas of violet, camphor and cooking spice form the nose. The full-bodied palate shows ripe blackberry, sage and licorice alongside taut, polished tannins. Drink 2024-2032.

September 1, 2021
Wine Spectator
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Rich and dense, this red evokes plum, tar, tobacco and earth flavors, backed by dusty tannins. Compact and rustic. Drink now through 2036. 600 cases made, 200 cases imported.


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