E. Pira & Figli
Chiara Boschis has some six hectares of vines under cultivation in the commune of Barolo, known for producing open, rich wines with great structure. As one of two women winemakers in the Langhe, she is of unquestionable confidence, determination, patience and charm. She took over the reins at E. Pira e Figli in 1990 with a clear idea of what she wanted to accomplish: to marry the extraordinary power of Barolo with approachability, enticing elegance, and lush, intense aromas. She achieves this goal through strict vineyard management, careful selection, and impeccable vinification techniques: shortened maceration, malolactic fermentation, and aging in barriques.
Within the short time she has run the estate, she has quickly proved herself worthy of her peers, regularly garnering well over 90 points from major international publications for all of her wines. Total annual production is a precious 2,000 cases. This is truly a rare gem of an estate.