Pio Cesare

+39 - 0173 440386 PIO CESARE Azienda Agricola - Alba(Cuneo) Italy - Via Cesare Balbo 6
Alba, 12051
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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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  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Nebbiolo

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

  • Arneis

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

  • Barbera

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

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  • Pio Cesare Barbaresco DOCG Italy 2005


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    Wine review by drsint

  • Pio Cesare Barbera d'Alba DOC 2009


    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


    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

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  • 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

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  • 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

  • I've been powering through wines from Spain, South Africa, and Chile. I've got say that of all of them the Carmeneres ahve been the most surpring. You've got to like a bit of herbaceousness in your wines, which I do, but in general they were some really distinctive and intresting wines. For summer the Rose season is apon us but I have yet to be ... Read More

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  • Pio Cesare Nebbiolo Barolo Ornato 2003


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    Wine review by jamlani

  • Pio Cesare Barolo Nebbiolo Wine 2001


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    Wine review by lrgarza

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