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Pio Cesare Nebbiolo Barolo 2000

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Ranked 6th wine from Wine Spectator's 2008 Top 100.Extremely attractive aromas of blackberry, fresh mushroom and mahogany. Full-bodied, with lovely fruit, soft tannins and a long finish. Chewy, yet balanced and pretty. Builds on the palate. A big and juicy red. Best after 2010. 7,000 cases made.

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: 97mjr
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0.00 5
03/04/2009

[PJW] orange rind, rasp berry, BBQ, licorice. Great now, nice acidity and fruit will get better. Maybe the best of the tasting. 94


Snooth User: Eric Guido
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4.00 5
02/20/2009

Brilliant Red Garnet color. Aromas of Fruit compote, Roasted meat, Leather and Dark cherries rise from the glass at first pour. With time it picks up notes of forest floor and menthol. On the palate. Red berries, sour cherry and an earthy minerality. Anise and tea leaves on tongue coating tannic finish. This is a great Barolo that needs more time and has a long life ahead of it.

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0.00 5
07/22/2008

Wonderful surprise and possible Pio Cesare's best ever Barolo, the 2000 Ornato is excellent VFM. The bouquet takes some time to come forward but reveals hints of red berries as well as a mineral character with some licorice and tar present. The real impact comes from the palate and mouthfeel of this wine, very refined and lingering. A really weighty Barolo that is rich and thick. Detecting strong mineral notes in the mid palate with a smooth and complex finish. A really well structured classical Barolo from a 5 star vintage. (SN 11/07)


Snooth User: gurshan
3012723
5.00 5
08/10/2007

a full bodied, heady wine with a perfect balance of flavors and textures.


Snooth User: mdhedstrom
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4.00 5
10/29/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Pio Cesare Nebbiolo Barolo

External Review
07/22/2010

Meaty and earthy aromas open to wonderful raspberries and strawberries. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a lovely chocolate, berry aftertaste. Drink this and understand Barolo. Best after 2009. 7,000 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2000 Pio Cesare Barolo 750ml


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06/25/2011

Bright ruby-red. Subdued but aromatic nose of rose petal, tar, leather and chocolate; cleaner than the classico Youthfully tight and backward, with a penetrating quality and an austere menthol component. Very fresh but currently hiding its opulence ... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2000 Pio Cesare Barolo Ornato 750ml



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Ranked 6th wine from Wine Spectator's 2008 Top 100.Extremely attractive aromas of blackberry, fresh mushroom and mahogany. Full-bodied, with lovely fruit, soft tannins and a long finish. Chewy, yet balanced and pretty. Builds on the palate. A big and juicy red. Best after 2010. 7,000 cases made.

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