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Pio Cesare Nebbiolo Barolo 2005

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This historic family-owned estate is named after its founder Cesare Pio, who established the business in 1881. It is based in Alba in the heart of the Piemonte region, nestled between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea. The surrounding hills provide a handful of ideal exposures for grape growing with unique micro-climates. The confluence of cold Alpine air with warm maritime moisture regularly creates a misty glow, or ‘nebbia’, over these foothills, hence Nebbiolo, the great red variety of the region. The grapes are sourced mostly from family-owned vineyards in Serralunga d’Alba (Ornato), Grinzane Cavour (Gustava), La Morra (Roncaglie), Barolo-Novello (Ravera). The balance comes from other exclusive vineyards owned by growers who have been providing grapes to the Pio Family for generations. The wine is aged in mid toasted French oak for 3 years: 70% in 20 to 50 hectoliters casks and 30% in barriques.

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

Editorial Reviews for Pio Cesare Nebbiolo Barolo

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
05/21/2009

AWE blind tasting - sweet dried wood tones on the nose, leathery, nice precise fruit, dark fruit, cool in the mouth, good focus, spicy, menthol, floral tones, tight coiled and with good length 86-87


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03/28/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Pio Cesare Nebbiolo Barolo

External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Pio Cesare Nebbiolo d'Alba 2005: Jahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: PiemontWeingut: Pio CesareRebsorte: 100% NebbioloRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: Rotwein


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesIts a wine with a peculiar personality and an original location; being soft, elegant refined, in comparison with the more demanding Barolo and Barbaresco, it seems more easily approachable, even if it never gives up a smart class and an harmonious structure. Our Nebbiolo dAlba is the ideal solution for those moments and occasion when you ask a wine for something less than the important presence of a great matured wine. It is approachable, but not easy, complex, but not too important, therefore it is a wine for a superior consumption, showing characteristics of elegant structure and being softly drinkable.


External Review
09/23/2011

"The 2005 Barolo Ornato shows outstanding depth and complexity in its note of licorice


External Review
09/23/2011

"The 2005 Barbaresco is a very pretty wine that combines elements of flowers


External Review
09/23/2011

"The estates 2005 Barolo is pretty and sensual in its dark fruit


External Review
10/06/2009

This Barolo has always been produced through careful blending of grapes from different vineyards. Pio Cesare stubbornly sticks to this tradition because they believe that the union of grapes from different vineyards makes their Barolo unique. The grapes from Serralunga give a full body the ones from Castiglione Falletto offer an ethereal and tempting nose and those from Monforte provide class and a refined nature. This produces a unique and inimitable wine.


External Review
01/15/2010

Year after year, Pio Cesare Barolos are ranked among the world's best. The Pio Cesare family takes a modern approach to quality winemaking. Their unique method stresses minimal intervention to produce wines of particularly supple flavor expression. The Nebbiolo grapes used to produce Pio’s Barolo come from the family vineyards around the village of Serralunga d’Alba. These grapes account for about 70% of production, with additional grapes sourced from the most favorable areas in Castiglione Falletto and Monforte, the same stock they have used for the last hundred years. The grapes from Serralunga give a full body, those from Castiglione Falletto offer an ethereal and tempting nose, and the fruits from Monforte provide class and a refined nature. Aged in 30% new French oak for 2 years the wine is then put in 50% new Slavonian oak for another 3 years. Dense, concentrated and tightly wound. Scored 93 points by Wine Spectator who said " Very ripe fruit aromas, with sultana, prune and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with seamless yet chewy tannins and a long finish. Lasts a long time." Very Limited! not sponsored by or affiliated with The Wine Spectator, The Wine Advocate or the International Wine Cellar. This item excluded from any other discounts or offers beyond the 15% case discount.


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This historic family-owned estate is named after its founder Cesare Pio, who established the business in 1881. It is based in Alba in the heart of the Piemonte region, nestled between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea. The surrounding hills provide a handful of ideal exposures for grape growing with unique micro-climates. The confluence of cold Alpine air with warm maritime moisture regularly creates a misty glow, or ‘nebbia’, over these foothills, hence Nebbiolo, the great red variety of the region. The grapes are sourced mostly from family-owned vineyards in Serralunga d’Alba (Ornato), Grinzane Cavour (Gustava), La Morra (Roncaglie), Barolo-Novello (Ravera). The balance comes from other exclusive vineyards owned by growers who have been providing grapes to the Pio Family for generations. The wine is aged in mid toasted French oak for 3 years: 70% in 20 to 50 hectoliters casks and 30% in barriques.

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