E. Pira & Figli (Chiara Boschis) Barolo "Mosconi" DOCG 2011 (Piedmont, Italy) - [AG 95] [JS 95] [RP 93] [WS 93]

E. Pira & Figli
(Chiara Boschis) Barolo "Mosconi" DOCG 2011
(Piedmont, Italy) - [AG 95] [JS 95] [RP 93] [WS 93]


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About This Wine:

Mosconi, a prodigious single vineyard Barolo from the village of Monforte d’Alba.

Grape variety:100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol content:14.93% by volume
Production:300 cases
Avg. yield per acre:18 hl/acre
First vintage:2009
Vineyard:Mosconi (Monforted’Alba)
Type of soil:Calcareous clay
Exposure:South, Southeast
Avg. vine age:50 years
Altitude:1200 feet above seal level
Cellar location:Barolo
Fermentation:Vinified using modern methods and automatic temperature control during fermentation with frequent pumping and punch down.
Aging:24 months in French oak barrels (30% new); minimum 12 months in bottle


Ratings & Reviews

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95 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media:
"A dark, brooding wine, the 2011 Barolo Mosconi captures the sense of this Monforte site in its intense flavors and broad, ample frame. Black cherries, savory herbs, mint, tobacco, smoke and incense all flesh out in the glass as this opulent, virile Barolo shows off its personality. While the Cannubi is purely silk and sensuality, the Mosconi is all muscle. It will therefore hold more appeal to readers who like massive, powerful Barolos." -- Antonio Galloni (Mar 2015)

95 Points - James Suckling:
"A gorgeous red with pure fruit, flowers and almonds. Full body, firm tannins and a silky and delicious finish. Very fine. Great wine." - April 13th, 2015

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2011 Barolo Mosconi shows thick lines and dark density with well-defined notes of dried cherry, balsam herb, licorice and dark chocolate. Its consistency is plush and soft, although that characteristic tannic backbone does much to keep the wine tightly stitched together. Barolo Mosconi delivers warm vintage traits on the nose and the textural firmness of a cooler year. The results are unique and compelling. This Barolo ages in oak for two years." - Monica Larner (Jun 2015)

93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Licorice and cherry notes combine for an appealing effect in this supple red. The dense tannins are in proportion. Finishes fresh, with traces of mineral and tobacco balanced by lingering fruit. Best from 2018 through 2032. 800 cases made." - BS (Aug 31, 2015)