Barbera d'Alba

Pio Cesare Barbera d'Alba 2018


Pio Cesare Barbera d'Alba 2018

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2018 Other vintages
Appellation:Barbera d'Alba (Piemonte, Italy)
Winery: Pio Cesare
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Barbera
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 15%
The winery Pio Cesare elaborates this Pio Cesare Barbera d'Alba 2018 (£16.63), a red wine from Barbera d'Alba that contains barbera of 2018 and shows an alcoholic content of 15%. Drinks&Co users reviewed this red wine with 4 of 5 points.

Description of Pio Cesare Barbera d'Alba 2018

Pio Cesare Barbera d'Alba 2018 (Barbera)


  • View: purplish red color.
  • Nose: The nose has intense spicy and very ripe fruits romas.
  • Mouth: The palate shows an exceptionally large structure, full body, complexity, Soft, ripe fruit, spices and a very long life.APPELLATION: Barbera d'AlbaVINEYARD: Pio CesareGRAPES: BarberaAGEING: In large oak French "botti" for 12 months; a small amount in barriques too.PREPARATION: vinification in stainless steel tanks. Long maceration on the skin for 20-25 days.WINE PAIRING: A perfect wine to accompany dishes with white truffle, roasted and aged cheeses.RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16 ° - 18 ° CALCOHOL: 14.5%
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The Winery

Pio Cesare

The Pio Cesare winery was founded in 1881 by our great great-grandfather Cesare Pio. He was one of the very first wine producers to believe in the great potential and quality of Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera and in the other great wines of Piemonte. Cesare Pio, in the second portion of 1800s, was among the very first winemakers to produce these wines with a philosophy that was dedicated to the terroir and the strictest quality of the wine.Giuseppe Pio

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- Pio's Barbera is a wine quite different from many other Barbera. This is because the Barbera grapes are grown alongside the Nebbiolo grapes.
- This, combined with the extensive barrel ageing, results in a wine with the strength and wild energy of a Barbera, but the refined elegance of Barolo. Pio Cesare Barbera is a unique Barbera full and brave, yet soft and supple.
- Pio Cesare Barbera has an intense ruby colour with garnet reflections. The bouquet is distinguished and vital, with fresh, ripe fruit. The palate is clear and definite, with hints of ripe pulpy fruit, cherry, and notes of chocolate, frame with a long and pleasant finish.
- The grapes come from selected vineyards in the villages of Monforte and Castiglione Falletto and from grapes in Pio's vineyards in the villages of Serralunga and Treiso.
- The fruit undergoes a careful selection to eliminate all imperfect grapes. The vintage takes place around mid-October, just a little before that of Nebbiolo grapes for Barolo and Barbaresco.
- Fermentation takes place for 10 to 12 days at a temperature of 24-25 degrees.
- Ageing occurs for two years in French oak casks of various sizes (25 to 55 hl) and in a small French oak barrels.
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Reviews of other vintages of Pio Cesare Barbera d'Alba 201820152014


Aromas of blackberries, plums and ripe berry fruit with a touch of spice and tobacco. On the palate this wine is supple and juicy with a great fruit and complexity.
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The wine has a deep red colour. On the nose blackberry aroma with a hint of toasted tobacco. On the mouth it's full of structure, plummy and complex flavour, with spicy and ripe fruit.
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