Pio Cesare “Ornato” Barolo DOCG

pio cesare barolo ornato
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Type: Red Table Wine
Vintage: 2012

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A single-vineyard Barolo from the very ripe grapes of three different plots of the family-owned Ornato Estate in Serralunga d’Alba. The Ornato Estate is one of the top vineyards in the whole Barolo region.


Fermented in stainless steel with skin contact for 15 days, aged in medium toasted French oak for 36 months. 70% in new barriques and 30% in 25 hectoliter casks.


“This is amazingly structured with tight and polished tannins that give this wine superb linear length and balance. Full body, bright and focused fruit. Goes on for minutes. Beautiful now but better in 2020.”
98 points, JamesSuckling.com, March 2016


“The 2012 Barolo Ornato offers a modern approach with allspice and toasted almond in front of dark fruit, blackberry preserves and grilled herb. Lighter touches of tar, smoke and cola appear at the back. Overall, this Barolo is well integrated and seamless in delivery. It makes a great wine to drink within the next ten years.”
92 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, June 2016