Pira is a historic vineyard in Castiglione Falletto. Owned by the aristocratic Falletti family, and later Zocha (now zotta), centuries ago it was connected directly to the castle by a private road.

Facing south-east, on the Serralunga and Perno slope, it originated from the breakdown of the Rocche di Castiglione. It has been a monopolised geographical mention and property of our family since 1989, the year it was purchased. Of the eleven municipalities that make up the Barolo production zone, Castiglione Falletto is the most central.

The soils are of marine sedimentary origin dating back to the Helvetian era (this geological formation is the oldest in the Barolo area and includes Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d’Alba and Monforte) during the Tertiary period. Pira, which originates from the breakdown of the Rocche, presents multiple alternating stratifications of white limestone, grey marl, blue marl and sand, with a high content of minerals such as iron.

It is the largest vineyard on our estate, with seven hectares under vine, four occupied by woods, with unique soil and microclimate, thanks to the fact that it is protected in the upper part by the Rocche di Castiglione and downhill by the woods, with a stream flowing from Bussia di Monforte. It is the perfect habitat for our concept of viticulture, respectful of the life of the soils.

The grape varieties cultivated are Barbera, Chardonnay and, more extensively, Nebbiolo. We can classify six micro plots, with vineyards of different ages and different soil composition: from the limestone rock of the Rocca to bluish marl. The vines are exclusively of massal origin, with wood obtained during the pruning of the old Pira vines.

The oldest plantation dates back to 1937. We have an experimental field of vines grown from seed from all our historical vineyards, in order to create suitable seedlings to increase the biodiversity of the various plots.