The 2013 Barolo Pira Vecchie Viti emerges from the estate’s oldest vines, planted in 1937. Perfumed, gracious and light on its feet, the 2013 Vecchie Viti is another totally alluring wine from Luca Roagna. Readers will find a Barolo built on lift and grace. The tannins are there, but they are almost non-existent, such is the wine’s purity. Sweet tobacco, cedar, mint and crushed flower accents add nuance, but what strikes me most about the 2013 is how lifted and gracious it is. Next to the straight Barolo Pira, the Vecchie Viti is strikingly perfumed and has an inner sense of sweetness and texture that is utterly beguiling.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2043