2017 G.B Burlotto & 2017 Luigi Pira

Striking & Delightful

 

 

Great Value 2017 Barolo


The 2017 Barolos have reached our shores and it’s time to start collecting...or you’ll miss out.

One of the warmest and driest years in recent history, but with careful consideration and experience high quality producers like Pira and Burlotto have managed to produce some memorable Barolos worthy of a spot in your cellar.

 

’17 offers an incredible breakaway from the overripe uniformity one might expect from such a hot and dry year. “The wines surprise and delight, with charming fruit, supple tannins and delightful freshness. There’s as much energy and tension here as in many of the greatest years of Barolo – and many are worthy of long cellaring.” - Berry Bros and Rudd, 2017 Vintage Report, David Zyw

 

To order: These wines are rare. We have a small allocation. If you’d like to buy some for your cellar please don’t hesitate to send us an email -  sales@citywineshop.net.au with your wish list and we’ll be in touch to confirm.

We have limited quantities of the below wines but hope to satisfy any requests.

 Offer ends 5th of July (unless already sold out)

 

2017 Luigi Pira Barolo Serralunga - $105

2017 Luigi Pira Barolo Margheria - $129

2017 Luigi Pira Barolo Marenca - $152
2017 Luigi Pira Barolo Marenca MAGNUM - $361

2017 Luigi Pira Barolo Vigna Rionda - $227

  

2017 Burlotto Barolo - $119
2017 Burlotto Barolo 375ml - $63

2017 Burlotto Barolo Acclivi - $165

2017 Burlotto Barolo Cannubi - $195

2017 Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero - $186


2017 Luigi Pira

  


The Luigi family has been growing grapes on the great hill of Seralunga at the heart of Barolo for many years but it was only in the early 1990's that they produced their first wine, now headed up by son Giapaolo flanked by brothers Romolo and Claudio and they are producing stunning wines. The younger generation has been moving towards using less new oak, slowing down ferments and continuing to take extra care in the vineyard, managing their vines as naturally and sustainably as possible; producing great wines with elegance, finesse and power.

  


2017 Luigi Pira Barolo Serralunga

Offer $105
"Always a blend of the three crus below, the Barolo ‘Serralunga’ in recent times has had the maceration/fermentation time slowed down to 2 weeks to allow for a more gradual and integrated process – all four Baroli are made this way. Once complete, the wine is moved into 25 hectolitre aged barrels for a minimum of 2 years, then rested for an additional year or two (depending on the vintage) before being released to the market. The most approachable of the four Baroli, this is a symphony of elements: porcini, smoke, cola, cherry and spice."
- Peter Johns, Australian Importer

  


2017 Luigi Pira Barolo Margheria

Offer $129
"All south-facing and sitting at 340 metres, vinification is the same as the Barolo ‘Serralunga’. Intense and complex nose with notes of fruit and flowers and hints of leather and fresh hay, while on the palate it’s perfectly knit and very distinctive, red fruited in style with ironstone, choc-cherry, roses and some of the darker notes of cola and porcini, along with textural red plum-skin, grippy, black-tea tannins that underpin, but it’s still generous and very approachable now." - Peter Johns, Australian Importer

  


2017 Luigi Pira Barolo Marenca

Offer $152
2017 Luigi Pira Barolo Marenca MAGNUM

Offer $361
"Classic south/south-west exposure. 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). ‘Marenca’ is only offered as a cru Barolo by Pira – the other owner, Angelo Gaja, use theirs (along with their ‘Margheria’) in Barolo ‘Sperss’. The nose is fresh, with complex aromas that range from wild berries to dark." - Peter Johns, Australian Importer

  


2017 Luigi Pira Barolo Vigna Rionda

Offer $227
"In recent times, Vigna Rionda gets spoken about as the grand cru of the Langhe – altitude, exposure and soil profile play an integral part. As expected, this is Giampaolo’s flagship wine. The oak regime is similar to the ‘Marenca’ but with a larger portion of newer oak – around 30%. Ultra-powerful and layered in fragrances, flavours and textures. Smoke, graphite, incense, stock/porcini, sweet tobacco, violets. All this character is underpinned by a fierce, tingling acid line and a complementary sturdy structure." - Peter Johns, Australian Importer

  


2017 G.B Burlotto

  

From an estate drenched in history dating back to the 1800's, Burlotto was the first producer to bottle Barolo in a glass bottle, awarding it the respect and care it deserves. Previously larger options such as cask or demijohns were used but this played havoc with oxidation and freshness. Today, G.B’s great-great-grandson is at the helm producing wines of ‘unicorn’ status, earning their spot in every serious collector’s cellar and the great wine lists of the world.

  


2017 Burlotto Barolo

Offer $119
2017 Burlotto Barolo 375ml

Offer $63
Soft ruby. Lovely complexity of sweet and herbal red fruits. Maturely fragrant. Chewy finish. Tannins still embryonic. - Score: 16.5 Julia Harding MW, 

  


2017 Burlotto Barolo Acclivi

Offer $165
Lustrous mid ruby with the beginning of orange tinges. Dark spice and brooding cherry. A hint of black pepper. Compact, fine cherry fruit with perfectly integrated, lively acidity followed by a layer of long powdery tannins. Very promising but right now embryonic. - Score: 17 Walter Speller, Jancis Robinson

  


2017 Burlotto Barolo Cannubi

Offer $195
Complex cherry notes emerge. Hints of exotic spice. Full but not yet open cherry fruit that is supple and really fine. Quite a rich layer of tannins with hints of liquorice. The tannins are certainly demanding, but this is far from ready. - Score: 17 Walter Speller, Jancis Robinson

  


2017 Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero

Offer $186
Gorgeous, striking, exalted nose of cherry, raspberry, cranberry and a suggestion of sweet spice, cinnamon bark and old leather. Great lift. Perfumed, succulent red-fruit palate that right now is in the grip of powdery tannins. Impressive and a little exotic and in need of further ageing. - Score: 17.5 Walter Speller, Jancis Robinson


To order: These wines are rare. We have a small allocation. If you’d like to buy some for your cellar please don’t hesitate to send us an email -  sales@citywineshop.net.au with your wish list and we’ll be in touch to confirm.

Offer ends 5th of July (unless already sold out)

Tags: Barolo, Red

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