Pio Cesare Barolo 2017 75cl


Tasting Note "A classic style Barolo. Excellent structure, harmony and elegance. Soft tannins and balanced fruit. Approachable, but with a very long ageing potential. Barolo is a great wine, which should not be described as a “basic” or “regular” Barolo, simply because it does not have any additional indication on the label."

Producer: This historic family-owned estate is named after its founder Cesare Pio, who established the business in 1881. Celebrating the 140th anniversary this year, the winery remains a family affair and continues to be based in Alba, in the heart of Piemonte. Pio Cesare developed Barolo’s reputation overseas in the 1950s by being one of the first producers to export the wine to the UK. Today, the founder’s great grandson Pio Boffa continues the family tradition, together with his daughter Federica, producing Piemontese wines in a style that manages to balance the best of the old with the best of the new. Pio Cesare owns 70 hectares of vineyards in the hills of Barolo and Barbaresco, including some of the prime sites for growing Nebbiolo: Serralunga and Monforte in Barolo and Treiso in Barbareso. Under the tenure of Pio Boffa, the winery have added a range of single vineyard wines: Barolo Ornato, Barolo Mosconi, Barbaresco ‘Il Bricco’, Barbera ‘Fides’ and ‘Piodilei’ Chardonnay. These wines are only produced in limited quantities and offer a more modern interpretation of some of the great individual sites in Piemonte.