It’s been a while since I visited Pira. (Although, if you want to say hello you can just stop by Centro Storico, you’re very likely to run into him there!)
It’s always a pleasure to visit Pira. This time I learned something new: Gianpaolo is an avid truffle hunter! In his new tasting room you will see some pictures of truffles and his truffle dogs. So I hope to one day join him for a truffle hunt. Mostly just because I love dogs. And because I am sure there will be a celebratory glass of wine waiting for me at the end.
This is the lineup we tasted. In 2014, Pira only made their classic barolo. No cru barolo. Actually quite common in the area for the 2014 vintages. So keep this in mind when buying 2014 barolo!