Chiara Boschis E. Pira & Figli Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2016

E. Pira & Figli is a small estate in Piemonte. While its history dates back to centuries, in 1990 Chiara Boschis bought the estate from E. Pira & Figli after the loss of Luigi Pira. Chiara Boschis produces wines from organically grown Nebbiolo. Her Barolos are known by their approachability, openness, elegance, and lush, intense aromas.

Chiara Boschis's Barbera d'Alba blends freshness of red berries, sour cherries with a misty, wet forest floor and earthy spices of nutmeg and cinnamon, some licorice and herbal notes of thyme. Its acidic and tannic character might seem a bit hard in the beginning but opens and softens beautifully with some air.

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Type: Red Producer: Massolino Appellation: Barbera d'Alba Vintage: 2016 Grape: Barbera Country: Italy Region: Piedmont Style: Savory and classic Alcohol: 15% Content: 750ml Allergens: Contains Sulfites

(€29,33 / litre)


91 points Wine Advocate
"Many vintners have affirmed that 2016 is not an ideal vintage for Barbera. Evidently, Chiara Boschis never got the memo. She has crafted a lovely expression that boasts varietal richness and softness. The 2016 Barbera d'Alba Superiore starts off with subtle and careful intensity. But as it takes on greater momentum in the glass, you begin to recognize dark fruit, etched mineral and black olive. The finish is polished and crisp. This Barbera reveals significant depth and lasting persistence." —by Monica Larner