Pio Cesare

+39 - 0173 440386 PIO CESARE Azienda Agricola - Alba(Cuneo) Italy - Via Cesare Balbo 6
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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 Read more »

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  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Cortese

    Cortese is a minor grape grown in the Piedmont region of Italy, used to make that region’s dry white wine known as ‘G...

  • Arneis

    The first records of Arneis plantings in Piedmont go back to the 1400s in the Roero area. Today, many call Arneis the...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Pio Cesare Barbera Barbera d'Alba 2010

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    Pretty bouquet of violets with raspberry, clove, mint and licorice. It's pretty and feminine. Cherry, raspberry jam and light clove and mint. Finishes a tad sour.88 pts.12/8/12 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • All this Wine talk over the passed couple days (yes mylady Amour and James it's all your fault LOL) gave me a sudden urge to check my wine cellar and, low and behold, I still had 3 bottles of Barolo I had bought (if I recall correctly from Royal Coffee in Pattaya) 4 or 5 years ago.For some strange reason I really quite felt in the mood for a nic... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Barolo Giribaldi 1998, 1999,...


  • Pio Cesare Barbaresco Italy 2005

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    Wine review by drsint


  • Pio Cesare Barbaresco DOCG Italy 2005

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    Wine review by drsint


  • Pio Cesare Barbera d'Alba DOC 2009

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    bright red fruit nose....very smooth mouthfeel with a great balance of acidity....decent finish Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer


  • Pio Cesare Nebbiolo Barolo 1997

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    Had 1997 Pio Cesare Barolo on 7/5/2012. In a word, fabulous. Classic nebbiolo structure and finesse. Decented for about 30 minutes and it was beautiful. Perfect with italian dishes. Read More

    Wine review by khargreaves1


  • As usual in May I traveled to Alba, an old favorite town, for Vinum2012 to see ... the glass 6 Euro)Prunotto, 18Pio Cesare Alba, 18Langhe SauvignonTenuta Cisa Asinari -Barbaresco, 20Langhe ChardonnayGaja, 45                                                               Massolino Serra lunga d Alba, 20 Barbera d' Asti Coppo Pomorosso, 40Vietti ... Read More

    From the article Never Drink Italian Wine Without Food


  • Would go if I could...  Piedmont 1978: An Epic ... Gallaretto Riserva SpecialePio Cesare BaroloRenato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco ConcaScarpa Barolo Le Coste1978 BarbarescoBruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano Riserva Speciale (Red Label)Gaja BarbarescoFrancesco Rinaldi BarbarescoCeretto Barbaresco Bricco AsiliFranco-Fiorina Barbaresco Riserva Spe... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Once again NewWineCo pours...


  • When I introduced myself to Snooth, last spring, I mentioned that my brother-in-law had gifted me with a bottle of wine that he'd picked up on one of his fishing expeditions to Baja California--Casa Pedro Domecq 2007 Reserva Real, a blend of Barbera and Ruby Cabernet.  I asked if anybody on Snooth had any experience with this or Mexican wines in... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pretty Good Mexican WIne


  • Following the two previous articles on Barolo and La Morra, I am wrapping up my ... ... slightly bitter finish 5Pio Cesare Orato Serralunga - a bit flat, a hint of rawness, raw wood,  flat, a bit rustic, a bit clumsy in the mouth, nice blend of dry savory and lightly burnished black cherry fruit,  old style, short, a bit extracted 5Paolo Manzo... Read More

    From the article Reviews of 2007 Barolo Serralunga


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