Chiara Boschis E Pira Dolcetto d'Alba DOC 2017 - Piedmont, Italy

Chiara Boschis E Pira Dolcetto d'Alba DOC 2017 - Piedmont, Italy


The Story

We have been in love with wine maker Chiara Boschis wines for some time now. Her wine making produces exceptional quality wines and she cites terroir as one of their most important expression to show the diversity of their wines.The Boschis family purchased E. Pira & Figli in 1981, propelling the young Chiara into a role significantly different to that intended by her economics degree. The family was, until recently, proprietors of Barolo’s historic Giacomo Borgogno estate (Chiara originally learnt her wine-making skills from her brothers) but she brought her considerable determination, charm, patience and confidence to bear on raising the quality and image of Pira to that which it enjoys today. Her philosophy is to craft wines that marry the extraordinary power of Barolo with approachability, promoting great aromatics, lush textures and elegance. This has been achieved through strict vineyard management, careful selection and impeccable vinification techniques. Beginning as one of only two female oenologists working in Barolo, Chiara is nowadays regarded as every bit the equal of her peers. Chiara has recently been joined by her brother Giorgio, and the two have expanded their Barolo vineyards to now include Mosconi and Ravera in Monforte and Gabutti in Serralunga.

M+Q Notes

From Monforte (Ravera and Le Coste), this is fermented and aged in stainless steel to produce a racy wine with bright berry fruit, spice and floral notes, the tannins ripe and round. It's a more full style than some Dolcetto but there is a reason we love Chiara's wines and it's pretty simple - they always deliver exceptional quality and this Dolcetto is now a firm M+Q favourite.

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