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Pio Cesare Barolo 2016


Pio Cesare Barolo 2016

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2016 Other vintages
Appellation:Barolo (Piemonte, Italy)
Winery: Pio Cesare
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Nebbiolo
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 15%
Pio Cesare produces this Pio Cesare Barolo 2016 (£63.85), a red wine from Barolo that is based on 2016 nebbiolo and has an alcoholic strength of 15%. Drinks&Co users evaluate this red wine with 4 out of 5 points and in guides it has been reviewed: robert parker: 95.

Description of Pio Cesare Barolo 2016

Pio Cesare Barolo 2016 (Nebbiolo)


  • View: Color red garnet.
  • Nose: conquer the game between sweet notes of dried plums and jams, and fresh notes, balsamic and liquorice
  • Mouth: The palate is fine, clean and persistent, with an accessible and extraordinarily satisfying drink.

APPELLATION: Barolo (Italy).

GRAPES: Nebbiolo.

AGEING: Its development is due to the fruit was fermented in stainless steel tanks (up to a month of contact with skin), then the wine was transferred to French oak (mostly in barrels from 20 to 50 hectoliters, the rest smaller barrels) where it matured for three years.

WINE PAIRING: Ideal to combine with dove, pheasant roasted, braised in Barolo, tenderloin with figs, beef, pasta, lamb and game (deer, deer).


ALCOHOL: 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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Reviews of Pio Cesare Barolo 2016


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4 /5

- A wine with extraordinary elegance, complexity and character. Silky and intense bouquet. Full body, great structure, right tannins, incredible ageing potential, precise and classic Nebbiolo style. The wine has sweet and very elegant tannins. It still needs one year in oak for the best maturation.
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4 /5

Ruby red in colour with excellent balance and a wonderfully long length. Full of dark cherries, smoke, savoury herbs and a hit of white pepper. Hints of licorice, orange peel and lavendar add an intriguing exoticism to this classic Barolo.
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4 /5

The nebbiolo grapes for the Barolo come from the most beautiful slopes in the region. The largest part, around 70%, comes from the family's own vineyards in Serralunga d'Alba. The rest comes from producers in Castiglione Falletto and Monfort, who have been supplying grapes to the family for more than a hundred years. The grapes from Serralunga give strength, those from Castiglione Falletto smell and temptation, and those from Monforte refinement and subtlety. The grapes are harvested and selected by hand, and only harvested when they are perfectly ripe, from mid-October to even early November. The grapes ferment at about 25 degrees and they stay in contact with the fermenting wine for between three and four weeks, just like with the Barbaresco. The ripening is also the same, on barriques, partly new barrels of French oak, partly on also new barrels of Slavonic oak. Here too a long maturation of wood has been chosen, up to three years for part of the wine, to give it more complexity and to underline the beauty of the wine. It yields a special, monumental Barolo.

The Barolo of Pio Cesare is broad and complex, powerful, herbs, roses, earthy, truffle and laurel, the taste pretty powerful, but also velvety and soft, nicely balanced, with a lot of finesse and with beautiful tannins. Great with venison steak or hare pepper, mature cheeses, but of course also delicious as wine after a nice meal

The house Pio Cesare is one of the classic producers of the region. Located in Alba, the 'wine capital' of this region, and founded in 1881 by Cesare Pio. His name has been preserved in reverse order as the name of this trading house and family business. It is still in family hands, because it is headed by Pio Boffa, the great-grandson of the founder. He continues the work of the family in an excellent way, and is now also responsible for a number of modernizations and changes at this beautiful, traditional company. Pio Cesare, for example, has always been a trading house that bought the grapes under contract from winemakers from the region. That is also a common practice in this region, which has many small winemakers with small pieces of vineyard, who are always willing to sell their grapes to one of the trading houses. In that respect the region looks a bit like Burgundy, with all those different vineyards, each with its own name, subdivided into small pieces of vineyard, all owned by a different winegrower.

Pio Boffa has decided that for the quality of the wines it is a good thing to own vineyards. Over the years, he has purchased a number of vineyards, especially in the famous areas of Barolo and Barbaresco. The vineyard possession now covers 45 hectares, and produces a few of the most beautiful wines of the house, with a few separate vineyard cuvées as top toppers. These are only marketed in the good years.

The necessary changes have also been made to wine making. A very reserved vinification has been chosen, whereby the wine is left as much as possible in peace, so with as few interventions as possible. Each wine receives the individual treatment that best suits that particular wine, with a shorter or longer fermentation on the skins, whether or not followed by a traditional maturation on Slavonian oak, the traditional wood of the region. It produces wines with a classic finesse, balanced and complex, worthy representatives of this special wine region.

94/100 Parker points and 96/100 James Suckling

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Ruby red in colour with excellent balance and a wonderfully long length. Full of dark cherries, smoke, savoury herbs and a hit of white pepper. Hints of licorice, orange peel and lavendar add an intriguing exoticism to this classic Barolo.
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- This is a classic Barolo, with excellent structure and harmony, mild tannins and balanced fruit.
- It is immediately approachable, but it also has a very long ageing potential.
- The grapes are sourced from family owned vineyards in Serralunga d'Alba (Ornato), Grinzane Cavour (Gustava), La Morra (Roncaglie) and Barolo-Novello (Ravera).
- The balance of the grapes comes from other exclusive vineyards owned by growers, who have been providing grapes to the Pio Cesare family for generations.
- Vinification takes place in stainless steel tanks, with skin contact for about 20 days.
- The wine is aged in mid-toasted French oak for three years: 70 percent in 20 to 50 hectolitre casks; 30 percent in barriques.
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