Pio Cesare Barolo
73 Ratings
Detail
73 Ratings
Pio Cesare Barolo

Wine Details

Vineyard

Pio Cesare

Varietal

Nebbiolo

Style

Red

Region

ItalyPiedmont

Wine Description

(From 2008 Vintage) This shows enormous intensity and beauty with perfumed layers of pressed flower, wild berry, vanilla and spice. It boasts a dark, bold appearance and tight tannins that are supported by an excellent quality of fruit.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2005 Vintage) This historic family-owned estate is named after its founder Cesare Pio, who established the business in 1881. It is based in Alba in the heart of the Piemonte region, nestled between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea. The surrounding hills provide a handful of ideal exposures for grape growing with unique micro-climates. The confluence of cold Alpine air with warm maritime moisture regularly creates a misty glow, or ‘nebbia’, over these foothills, hence Nebbiolo, the great red variety of the region. The grapes are sourced mostly from family-owned vineyards in Serralunga d’Alba read more...(Ornato), Grinzane Cavour (Gustava), La Morra (Roncaglie), Barolo-Novello (Ravera). The balance comes from other exclusive vineyards owned by growers who have been providing grapes to the Pio Family for generations. The wine is aged in mid toasted French oak for 3 years: 70% in 20 to 50 hectoliters casks and 30% in barriques. (hide)

Vineyard

Pio Cesare

Varietal

Nebbiolo

Style

Red

Region

PiedmontItaly

Expert Reviews
Read all 2 expert reviews
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (86-87) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 137 on Oct-01
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/02