Leather, forest floor, rose and camphor aromas take shape on this fragrant red along with a whisper of tobacco. Polished, linear and savory, the elegantly structured palate features juicy cranberry, orange zest, licorice and a hint of baking spice. Taut, refined tannins provide support while fresh acidity keeps it nicely balanced.
Pira is a historic vineyard located in the village of Castiglione Falletto. Roagna vineyard sits on the side of Serralunga d’Alba and Perno and is Southeast facing. Pira contains specific characteristics due to the slow disintegration of the rocks of Castiglione.
Roagna family purchased this vineyard in 1989. We have 4.8 Hectares planted to vines which is the largest single parcel they own. The land is protected at the top by the Rocche of Castiglione and downstream from the forest with a stream flowing from Bussia of Monforte d’Alba.
The habitat is ideal for our concept of respecting the land and the life of the soil. There are 6 unique micro parcels depending on the composition of the terrain which ranges from limestone marl to blue stone.
The vines are between 25 and 50 years of age. The roots are sourced by using only clippings that we have pruned from the Pira vineyard. The harvest takes place normally during the middle of October by hand into small containers in the morning once the fruit has reached perfect physiological ripeness. Before being made into wine we manually select each berry in order to have perfect fruit.
Fermentation takes place exclusively in large wood casks thanks with our indigenous yeasts. This lasts for 10 days and then we use the ancient technique of maceration by splinting the submerged cap process which lasts for 60 – 75 days. The wine is then aged in a neutral oak barrel for approximately 5 years. The production of bottles is limited to less than 15 000 bottles per vintage. We number each bottle on the label.