About Roagna Pira Barolo 2011
From Pira, which happens to be in the rarified turf of Castiglione Falletto. Vine age is 25 to 50 years old. This is Roagna’s largest parcel of Barolo land. Fermented naturally then sent to old oak for five years. Nice work. Love the old school charm of these wines. The 2009 shows an accessibility in youth while the 2010 remains stoic.
Roagna's 2011 Barolo Pira is soft, open-knit and expressive. Crushed flowers, sweet red berries, mint, anise and sweet tobacco give the Pira striking aromatic lift and inner perfume. Gracious and feminine throughout, the 2011 will drink well pretty much upon release. A kick of tannin and acidity on the finish are reminders this is indeed Barolo, but the 2011 is quite accessible for a young Roagna wine. This is a terrific example of the house style. Drink 2019-2035 92 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous