Fresh and sweet berry aromas with cherries and dark strawberries to the flowers and spices. It’s full-bodied with layers of fine tannins and intense fruit. The wood comes out a little now, but it’s so impressive nonetheless. Great vineyard. One for the cellar. Try after 2026.
96 points, James Suckling (Jun 2021)
The 2017 Barolo Vignarionda is aromatic of cherry liqueur, pine, and balsamic. Generous with fruit and forward with its firm tannic grip, there is ripe red plum, tobacco, and porcini carved into the palate. A wine with great potential, hold 3-6 years and drink 2026-2046.
95 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Jun 2021)
This is the proverbial red-meat Barolo with the structure and stature of both its territory and this emboldened, hot vintage. The Luigi Pira 2017 Barolo Vignarionda shows depth and width with a very rich quality of fruit. That primary intensity adds to the softness of the wine and its considerable textural fiber and layering. This full-bodied Barolo with fruit from Serralunga d'Alba will be remembered for its structure and ample staying power.
94 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Jun 2021)