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27 Nov 2012

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 147: Chiara Boschis, Azienda Agricola E. Pira & Figli

Debra talks Barolo with one of the queens of the “King of Wines”, Chiara Boschis of Azienda Agricola E. Pira e Figli a winery located in the village of Barolo in Piemonte, Italy. She talks about Piemonte and the 11 villages encompassed within the Barolo DOCG and the conditions that Barolo producers work with in the region. They go on to discuss Chiara’s family history (nine generations of winemakers!) and how the women’s liberation movement gave her the freedom to break out on her own as a winemaker, as well as explain the amazing spirit of winemaking in Barolo in the 80’s and 90’s.

They conclude by discussing what makes Barolo the “King of Wine”, including terroir, aging potential and its food-friendly nature.

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