Girl Power – Italia

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An exciting representation of the growing voice of female winemakers in the world featuring elegant reds of medium-bodied styles.

  • E. Pira & Figli – Chiara Boschis Langhe Nebbiolo| Nebbiolo
  • Occhipinti SP68 Rosso | Frappato, Nero d’Avola
  • Foradori Rotaliano | Teroldego

E. Pira & Figli - Chiara Boschis Langhe Nebbiolo

What — Nebbiolo
Where — Piedmont, Italy
When — 2018

Roses and violet aromas over red berry and cherry flavours

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Following the passing of the iconic Gigi Pira in 1980, Chiara Boschis convinced her family to take on the E. Pira winery, with Chiara having now helmed the estate since 1990. It was hardly the Boschis’ first foray into winemaking, with the family having founded Giacomo Borgogno, another estate in Barolo, in 1761. Despite being involved in the Borgogno operations growing up, convention of the times was for females not to be involved in the winemaking. Chiara had different plans, and from her very beginnings of E. Pira & Figli she was clearly striving to make changes including shorter ferments and use of small French oak barrels, in place of the large traditional oak vats of classical Barolo producers. The response to her work has been resounding acclaim. Her Langhe Nebbiolo is soured from a vineyard of young vines, which will later be ‘elevated’ to produce wines of Barolo quality,  and includes 20% of a lesser-known clone called Nebbiolo Rose which adds greater aromatics and body to the wine. It spends 12 months in small French oak barrels, exemplifying the ‘modern’ approach to Barolo Chiara is taking, which rounds out the wine without losing its aromatic lift of violets and roses across a core of red fruits.

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Occhipinti SP68 Rosso

What — Frappato & Nero d'Avola
Where — Sicily, Italy
When — 2019

Intense fruity and spicy with aromas of currants, earth, thyme and dark spices 

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Arianna Occhipinti has wine flowing through her veins, with a long-standing family history in the wine world. Her experience began at her uncle’s winery at just 16 years old, in her hometown of Vittoria on the southeastern coast of Sicily. From there, Arianna started out with a mere single hectare of vines from which she has now grown her estate to 25 hectares. An ardent believer in working with nature, the estate is certified organic and uses biodynamic practices whilst working just with native Sicilian varieties. “…the mission is making wine of terroir. You have to respect the vineyards, and nature in general.” Her minimal intervention approach involves the use of natural yeast for fermentation, hard-harvesting and ageing only in concrete vats for this wine. SP68, named after the nearby main road of Vittoria, captures the freshness of fruit whilst also lending savoury notes to the palate, expressive of the blend of Frappato and Nero d’Avola.

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Foradori Teroldego

What — Teroldego
Where — Trentino, Italy
When — 2018

Dark berry and cherry flavours with a blood orange, dark chocolate and wild herb aroma

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Elisabetta Foradori was thrust to the head of the family’s estate with the sudden passing of her father. It was through a deep passage of adventure and discovery, including biodynamics and working with amphora, that Elisabetta came to have a much greater understanding and focus upon making wines reflective of their origin and working with local native varieties. Teroldego has been called the ‘Prince of Trentino’, and fittingly Elisabetta has long been known as the ‘Queen of Teroldego’. It’s not a variety seen grown in many places outside of Trentino, with it being best suited to the growing conditions of the region. Foradori’s Teroldego displays the hallmark characters of the variety such as dark fruited characters with a wild herbal note. It undergoes natural fermentation with as little interventions as possible, and is aged in cement and large used barrels to retain its fruit purity.

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Traversing the country from North to South, this next iteration of Girl Power represents the diversity in the Italian wine industry with three leading female winemakers. With a focus on delicious medium-bodied native Italian red varieties, here we explore a selection of unique styles across the different regions mainly from Piedmont, Trentino and Sicily that light the way.

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E. Pira & Figli - Chiara Boschis Langhe Nebbiolo

What — Nebbiolo
Where — Piedmont, Italy
When — 2018

Roses and violet aromas over red berry and cherry flavours

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Following the passing of the iconic Gigi Pira in 1980, Chiara Boschis convinced her family to take on the E. Pira winery, with Chiara having now helmed the estate since 1990. It was hardly the Boschis’ first foray into winemaking, with the family having founded Giacomo Borgogno, another estate in Barolo, in 1761. Despite being involved in the Borgogno operations growing up, convention of the times was for females not to be involved in the winemaking. Chiara had different plans, and from her very beginnings of E. Pira & Figli she was clearly striving to make changes including shorter ferments and use of small French oak barrels, in place of the large traditional oak vats of classical Barolo producers. The response to her work has been resounding acclaim. Her Langhe Nebbiolo is soured from a vineyard of young vines, which will later be ‘elevated’ to produce wines of Barolo quality,  and includes 20% of a lesser-known clone called Nebbiolo Rose which adds greater aromatics and body to the wine. It spends 12 months in small French oak barrels, exemplifying the ‘modern’ approach to Barolo Chiara is taking, which rounds out the wine without losing its aromatic lift of violets and roses across a core of red fruits.

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Occhipinti SP68 Rosso

What — Frappato & Nero d'Avola
Where — Sicily, Italy
When — 2019

Intense fruity and spicy with aromas of currants, earth, thyme and dark spices 

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Arianna Occhipinti has wine flowing through her veins, with a long-standing family history in the wine world. Her experience began at her uncle’s winery at just 16 years old, in her hometown of Vittoria on the southeastern coast of Sicily. From there, Arianna started out with a mere single hectare of vines from which she has now grown her estate to 25 hectares. An ardent believer in working with nature, the estate is certified organic and uses biodynamic practices whilst working just with native Sicilian varieties. “…the mission is making wine of terroir. You have to respect the vineyards, and nature in general.” Her minimal intervention approach involves the use of natural yeast for fermentation, hard-harvesting and ageing only in concrete vats for this wine. SP68, named after the nearby main road of Vittoria, captures the freshness of fruit whilst also lending savoury notes to the palate, expressive of the blend of Frappato and Nero d’Avola.

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Foradori Teroldego

What — Teroldego
Where — Trentino, Italy
When — 2018

Dark berry and cherry flavours with a blood orange, dark chocolate and wild herb aroma

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Elisabetta Foradori was thrust to the head of the family’s estate with the sudden passing of her father. It was through a deep passage of adventure and discovery, including biodynamics and working with amphora, that Elisabetta came to have a much greater understanding and focus upon making wines reflective of their origin and working with local native varieties. Teroldego has been called the ‘Prince of Trentino’, and fittingly Elisabetta has long been known as the ‘Queen of Teroldego’. It’s not a variety seen grown in many places outside of Trentino, with it being best suited to the growing conditions of the region. Foradori’s Teroldego displays the hallmark characters of the variety such as dark fruited characters with a wild herbal note. It undergoes natural fermentation with as little interventions as possible, and is aged in cement and large used barrels to retain its fruit purity.

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