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A single vineyard Barbera from Pio Cesare’s “Colombaro” vineyard near the famous Ornato Estate in Serralunga d’Alba. “Fides” is Latin for “trust” and “faith”. A true act of trust and faith was made by the Pio family when, instead of Nebbiolo, they planted Barbera in a vineyard, where great Barolo could have been produced instead.
“The 2005 Barbera d’Alba Fides is a soft-textured, caressing Barbera with beautiful aromatics that meld into palate of ripe red cherries, spices and flowers. This medium- bodied, supple Barbera offers notable harmony. It should continue to drink well for several years. The Fides sees mostly French oak although a small amount of the wine is aged in 30-hectoliter casks.”
90 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, Oct 2008