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Barolo 'Via Nuova', E. Pira Chiara Boschis

Barolo 'Via Nuova', E. Pira Chiara Boschis
  • Sourced from 6 vineyard sites in the towns of Barolo, Monforte, and Serralunga for a total of 2.5 hectares
  • Clay marl soil with Sant’Agata limestone
  • South and southeast facing vines
  • Average of 340 meters in elevation
  • Fermented and macerated on the skins for 2 weeks
  • Aged in lightly toasted French oak  (1/3 new, 1/3 second use, 1/3 three+ uses) for 24 months before aging an additional year in bottle
  • 375 cases produced annually
Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont
Appellation:
Barolo
Variety:
Nebbiolo
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Certified Organic

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
97
Date:
2020-07-23

Vinous Media

Score:
100
Date:
2020-02-13
Review:
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.

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