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Pio Cesare Barbera d'Alba

Wine Details

Vineyard

Pio Cesare

Varietal

Barbera

Style

Red

Region

PiedmontItaly

Wine Description

(1998 Vintage) The Barbera dAlba district, which encompasses both the Barolo and Barbaresco zones, is recognized as producing Piedmonts most serious Barbera. The Barbera dAlba region is smaller than its neighbor the Asti region. In general, then, Barbera from Alba has greater concentration of fruit.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2013 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/2015
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2007 Vintage) Good deep red. Wild aromas of roasted red fruits, coffee, chocolate, animal fur and minerals, plus a whiff of nutty oak. Broad, rich and round if a bit sauvage, with red fruit, smoke, earth, leather and mineral flavors saturating the palate. This solid and somewhat chocolatey barbera comes virtually entirely from "Barolo soils" in La Morra, Serralunga, Monforte d'Alba and Castiglione Falletto. No shortage of acidity on the back.