LCBO Vintages Classics Collection
Sourced from family-owned vineyards in Serralunga d’Alba (Ornato), Grinzane Cavour (Gustava), La Morra (Roncaglie), and Barolo-Novello (Ravera). The balance of the grapes comes from Cesare’s long-term contract growers.
The fruit is fermented in stainless steel tanks. Skins and juice are in contact for about 20 days. Wine is transferred to mid-toasted French oak for 3 years: 70% in 20 to 50 hectoliter casks, 30% in barriques.
Pio Cesare’s is classic Barolo. It displays excellent structure and harmony, mild tannins and balanced fruit. It is immediately approachable, but with very long ageing potential.
“This is a young Barolo that builds on the palate with super silky tannins and fantastic pure and delicious fruit. Hints of hazelnut, plum and dark berry character. Full and polished tannins. Better in 2019 but so delicious now.”
95 points, JamesSuckling.com, March 2016