Pio Cesare

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“Pio Cesare is what I call a ‘lighthouse winery’. Steadfast and standing tall among the rest, it floods the landscape with inspiration and light for a slew of smaller, boutique wineries looking to find their way. Among the most historic brands in Alba, Pio Cesare has worked hard to promote Barolo and the territory of the Langhe across the globe. Their tireless efforts have been instrumental in creating a unified Barolo identity.”
Monica Larner, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, June 2013

The Pio Cesare winery was founded in 1881 by family patriarch Cesare Pio. He was one of the very first wine producers to believe in the great potential and quality of Barolo, Barbaresco and Barbera, and in the other great wines of Piemonte. He 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 rather than to volume, as was the dominant approach at the time.

Five generations later, Pio Cesare owns more than 70 hectares (180 acres) of vineyards located in the most highly rated locations and best exposures. Within the Barolo region, the Ornato estate and the Colombaro vineyard (in Serralunga d’Alba), the Gustava estate (in Grinzane Cavour), the Roncaglie (in La Morra), Ravera (Barolo-Novello) and the recent acquisition in the prestigious Mosconi cru in Monforte d’Alba. Within the Barbaresco territory, the Il Bricco estate, the San Stefanetto and Bongiovanni vineyards in Treiso. Other select vineyards are located in the communes of Diano d’Alba, Sinio and Trezzo.

Pio Cesare is totally independent, and the majority of their wines are estate-bottled. In addition to their own vineyards, Pio Cesare has fostered long-term relationships with growers for several generations, and manages all aspects of viticulture in these vineyards. Pio Cesare is among the most revered and respected of all Piemonte producers.

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Barbera

Pio Cesare “Fides” Barbera d’Alba 2014 [6/cs]

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”....
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Chardonnay

Pio Cesare “L’Altro” Chardonnay Piemonte DOC 2015

The name “L’Altro” means “the other” in Italian.  Piodilei is the family’s most prestigious and first produced Chardonnay. The L’Altro is Pio Cesare’s “other”...
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Nebbiolo

Pio Cesare “Ornato” Barolo 2013 [6/cs]

The Barolos of Serralunga d’Alba have a bit of a reputation. The region is held in high regard for rich, intense, structured Barolo. Pio Cesare’s...
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Nebbiolo

Pio Cesare Barbaresco 2012 [6/cs]

The Nebbiolo grapes for this wine are sourced exclusively from the Cesare family’s own vineyards: the famous “Il Bricco” Estate and the great hill...
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Barbera

Pio Cesare Barbera d’Alba DOC 2014

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...
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Nebbiolo

Pio Cesare Barolo 2012 [6/cs]

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...