£57.30/ 0.75 L btl
Pio Cesare's Barolo is a classic product which matures for over three years both in French oak barriques and larger barrels, ideally combining tradition and innovation. The result is a balanced wine, characterised by firm but measured tannins, a frank and ready interpretation of this extraordinary Nebbiolo. On nose it successfully achieves harmony between sweet notes of dried plum and jam and fresher notes, including balsamic and liquorice, while the taste is clean, refined and persistent, approachable in youth but extraordinarily fulfilling.
What does this wine taste like?
|Complex / Sugar plums / Spices / Balsamic notes|
|Fresh / Tannino elegante / Persistent / Pronto|
Drinking and storing
Piccione / Fagiano arrosto / Filetto con i fichi / Brasato al Barolo
Ratings and awards
|2017||94+ PK||16 JR||95 SK||93 WS|
|2016||95 PK||95 SK|
|2013||95 PK||3 VA|
Five star Barolo for me
"The name Barolo should not be downgraded by calling it 'regular', simply because there is no vineyard designation on the label.", says Pio Cesare at the backside of their bottles. And they are right. It's not about what comes after the word Barolo, it's about what's in front of it: Pio Cesare in this case. Five star Barolo for me.
Fine tannins and acidity combined with pleasant fruit. Complex taste that evolves with each sip. Drinks well now but needs some time to open up. Would like to drink whole stash away now but this will keep improving for years and lasts for decades if properly stored.
like the richness of flavour
It is the first time I try Nebbiolo, I was cheated by the simpleness of smell, and when I try it into the mouth, I really like the richness in it. I love it.
Had it in Ischia . Thought outstanding there so tried a case of 6 . Not quite as good as I remember
Pio Cesare offre des vins d’une grande finesse et moins secs que d’autres grands Barolo. La dégustation est un moment de plaisir et on peut apprécier la saveur et la noblesse de ce vin. Et avec un millésime exceptionnel comme le 2013, cela devient même grandiose!
Active for five generations, Pio Cesare is one of the most historic wineries in Alba and the entire Langhe area. Built along the Roman walls of ancient Alba, the winery has been active since 1881. The team, today decidedly modernized but still managed by the family, takes care of 70 hectares of vineyards, located in the Barolo and Barbaresco area. The range, based on a recognizable and traditional style, with touches of modernity which is fare from radical, provides wine lovers...