Serralunga, in the heart of the Barolo district
Twelve quality hectares with three crus dedicated to Nebbiolo for Barolo (6 hectares), Barbera (2 hectares), Dolcetto (2.5 hectares) and Nebbiolo (1.5 hectares for Langhe Nebbiolo).
The largest part of the vineyards is located in the territory of Serralunga d'Alba, on the western side of the hills opposite the village of Monforte d'Alba. These hills produce great, full-bodied wines thanks to their special features, which enable a natural development of the vine, in the very heart of the Barolo district.
The special attention paid to the care of the vineyards allows them to find the right balance between tradition and modernity, obtaining a product that is the best expression of its area. There is quality in every single stage.
This cru extends over 2 hectares. It is located in Serralunga d'Alba with a western exposure in a calcareous-clayish soil. Vines were planted again in 1990 and produce grapes that give a powerful Barolo with typical features.
1.5 hectares for the oldest cru of Cantina Pira Luigi. The 50-year old vines are planted in a calcareous-clayish soil, with western exposure, in Serralunga d'Alba. They give a classic and elegant Barolo, which is ready to drink a few years after the barrel ageing.
The youngest cru, whose first vintage was 1997, were planted in 1994. It has a western exposure and is located in Serralunga d'Alba and is characterized by a calcareous-clayish soil. The grapes give a powerful and full-bodied wine. Vignarionda produces the most typical Barolo of Serralunga d'Alba.
Besides the crus, Pira Luigi also produces the Barolo Serralunga, obtained from Nebbiolo grapes destined to the production of Barolo and cultivated on "Le Rivette" vines and from the vineyards located in the lowest part of Marenca and Margheria. Its western exposure and the calcareous-clayish soil give a classic and full-bodied Barolo.
1.5 hectares of Nebbiolo vines were planted in 1999 in the commune of Serralunga d'Alba. The grapes are used exclusively for the production of Langhe Nebbiolo. The vines have a south/south-western exposure and the soil is calcareous-clayish. This Nebbiolo is very balanced and direct.
Two hectares purchased in 1999 are located on the boundary between Serralunga d'Alba and Roddino. South-western exposure, calcareous-clayish soil, 12-year-old vines: these grapes produce a high quality Barbera which is aged one year in oak barrels.
A 30-year-old vineyard located in Serralunga d'Alba. North-western exposure and calcareous-clayish soil: these grapes give an intense and rich Dolcetto that reaches the same quality level as the DOCG Langhe Dolcetto.