2018 Luigi Pira ‘Marenca’ Barolo

Classic south/south-west exposure of this cru originally made famous by Angelo Gaja. This cru sits on poorer and drier soils and produces fruit that has naturally smaller bunches. The only difference in the vinification process is the oak maturation. Around 50% goes into large-format aged botti and the remainder in tonneaux, partially new (1 year in tonneaux and 1 year in large botti) but the smaller berries allow for a wine that dominates the oak, not vice versa. ‘Marenca’ is only offered as a cru Barolo by Luigi Pira. The nose is fresh, with complex aromas that range from wild berries to dark chocolate and dried herbs. ‘Marenca’ is characterised by a darker and more earthy palate of leather, tobacco, stock, black cherry, chocolate and dark spices.  JH 2022

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