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Pio Cesare "Il Bricco" Barbaresco Was 2000

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Winemaker Notes The Nebbiolo grapes for Pio Cesare’s Barbaresco come almost exclusively from vineyards in the village of Treiso. To these we add a small quantity of grapes from some of the best vineyards in Barbaresco and San Rocco Seno d’Elvio. The blending of grapes from different vineyards allows us to produce a wine with many hues. The grapes for Barbaresco are carefully selected. Each and every grape is inspected to ensure perfection. The three-week harvest takes place during the last two weeks in October and the first in November. The grapes are soft pressed and fermented at 25 to 26 degrees, in contact with the skins for 20 to 25 days. We have tended toward a long maturation in French oak, well beyond the terms imposed by the DOCG, so that our Barbaresco can develop a complex personality that complements her beauty. Tasting Notes Pio’s Barbaresco has quiet class and grace with an elegant body. It is glossy garnet in color with light ruby shades. The bouquet is intense and fragrant, with a hint of violets, cinnamon and vanilla. The palate is dry, full and vigorous, with overtones of peach. The wine has a quiet yet graceful power. Technical Information Appellation: Piedmonte Blend: 100% Nebbiolo Aging: 30% in new French oak for 2.5 years 50% in new Slavonian oak barrels for 3 years Wine Alcohol: 13.5%

Region: Italy » Piemonte » Barbaresco

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Winery: Pio Cesare
Color: Red
Varietal: Nebbiolo
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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 te... Read more
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. For five generations, the Pio Cesare family has been producing traditional Piemontese wines in its ancient cellars, located in the center of the town of Alba.. The cellars walls date back to the Roman Empire period , 50 B.C. Recently, significant investments have been made to rebuild and restructure the cellars and the winery's facilities. A new fermentation cellar was built with a new racking by gravity area and a new barrel ageing room, 12 meters underneath the existing building and the Roman Walls. A brand new bottling and labelling equipment was installed in a newly built portion of the winery Pio Cesare owns more than 50 hectares (130 acres) of vineyards, located in the most highly rated and better exposed areas. Within the Barolo region, the "Ornato" Estate and the "Colombaro" Vineyard ( in Serralunga d’Alba), the "Gustava" Estate ( in Grinzane Cavour), the "Roncaglie" (in La Morra) and "Ravera" (Barolo- Novello). Within the Barbaresco territory, the "Il Bricco" Estate and the "San Stefanetto" Vineyard in Treiso Other selected vineyards are located in the communes of Diano d’Alba, Sinio and Trezzo. In addition to is own vineyards, Pio Cesare has fostered long-term relationships with growers for several generations and manages all aspects of viticulture in these vineyards. These growers have been selling grapes to the family for generations. The wines are fermented and aged using both modern winemaking techniques in tandem with the most traditional methods of the region. After an appropriate ageing in large casks and barriques of different French oaks the wines are bottle-aged before their release.All these elements contribute to the continuously high quality of the wines of Pio Cesare, while paying tribute to the vines and to the terroir. The production of the wines of Pio Cesare is intentionally limited in order to maintain their high quality. Year after year, the wines are ranked among the world's best and most highly regarded. The winery's dedication to quality and respect for tradition and terroir, has allowed Pio Cesare to reach a prominent position among the wine producers of Piemonte. The wines are found in the top restaurants and hotels around the world and are known and respected by the finest wine lovers and collectors. Read less

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Snooth User: Alexblue
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3.50 5
12/08/2009

Would say dried flowers, chocolate and coffee, with an overlay of spicy oak is correct and lurking beneath the fruit that keeps this wine from being very good.


Snooth User: Jcnlv1
7458145
5.00 5
08/24/2008

Five glasses


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/12/2010

Bright red-ruby. Sappy aromas of black raspberry, violet and flowers, with reductive, slightly rustic notes of fresh blood and meat. Supple and dense, with firm acids for the year. A juicy, long wine finishing with serious tannins. 88-91 points Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2000 Pio Cesare Barbaresco 750ml



Winemaker Notes The Nebbiolo grapes for Pio Cesare’s Barbaresco come almost exclusively from vineyards in the village of Treiso. To these we add a small quantity of grapes from some of the best vineyards in Barbaresco and San Rocco Seno d’Elvio. The blending of grapes from different vineyards allows us to produce a wine with many hues. The grapes for Barbaresco are carefully selected. Each and every grape is inspected to ensure perfection. The three-week harvest takes place during the last two weeks in October and the first in November. The grapes are soft pressed and fermented at 25 to 26 degrees, in contact with the skins for 20 to 25 days. We have tended toward a long maturation in French oak, well beyond the terms imposed by the DOCG, so that our Barbaresco can develop a complex personality that complements her beauty. Tasting Notes Pio’s Barbaresco has quiet class and grace with an elegant body. It is glossy garnet in color with light ruby shades. The bouquet is intense and fragrant, with a hint of violets, cinnamon and vanilla. The palate is dry, full and vigorous, with overtones of peach. The wine has a quiet yet graceful power. Technical Information Appellation: Piedmonte Blend: 100% Nebbiolo Aging: 30% in new French oak for 2.5 years 50% in new Slavonian oak barrels for 3 years Wine Alcohol: 13.5%

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