LCBO Vintages Release
The fruit comes from family-owned vineyards in Serraluga d’Alba (Ornato and Colombaro), Sinio, Diano d’Alba and Grinzane Cavour along with other vineyards belonging to “historical suppliers” who have sold grapes to Pio Cesare for generations. These suppliers work their vineyards according to the winery’s directions and strict quality controls.
The juice sees 15 days of skin contact in stainless steel temperature-controlled fermenters. Following fermentation, the wine is moved to French oak for 18 months, 30% in medium-toasted barriques and 70% in 20 to 50 hectoliter casks.
The Barbera grapes grown in the Barolo area give full structure and plummy, spicy, complex flavours. You’ll find blackberries in the aroma and a hint of toasted tobacco. It ages quite well.