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Pio Cesare ‘Mosconi’ Barolo DOCG 2018

$239.99 x 3

(price per 750ml bottle) - sold in cases of 3 bottles
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Additional information

Bottles per case

3

Price range per bottle

$100.00 and over

Unit

750

Grape variety

Nebbiolo

Vintage

2018

Country

Italy

Winery

Wine type

Red Table Wine

Payment Type

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Collection

Pio Cesare

Pio Cesare’s single-vineyard Barolo Mosconi comes from a small selection of the oldest Nebbiolo vines of the family-owned vineyards in Monforte d’Alba, one of the most prestigious areas of the entire Barolo region. The area is known for wines with great complexity, elegance and longevity..

Grapes were fermented in stainless steel at high temperatures, then left to macerate on skins for 30 days. The wine aged in oak ‘botte’ for 30 months, with a small amount in French oak barrels for the first 12 months..

This wine has only been produced since 2015 by Pio Boffa, for his 60th birthday, after purchasing the 10 hectares of Mosconi. This is a deep and complex wine – age-worthy Nebbiolo of the highest order. It is completely reasonable to suggest that its prime drinking window is two decades from now.

“Very compact both on the nose and palate, offering dried red berries and notes of truffle-tinged sous-bois and dried flowers. Full-bodied with a fine-tannin framework and a very long finish. Compact and solid. This needs plenty of time to open, but is showing real class. Try from 2025.” 95 points, James Suckling, January 2022 

“Compared to the Ornato, the 2018 Barolo Mosconi (with fruit from Monforte d’Alba) shows a tighter and more compact quality with a direct, linear and powerful approach. The bouquet builds in vertical intensity, starting with tart fruit aromas and culminating with tar, rusted nail and camphor ash. That aromatic ascent comes at you quickly, and the wine ultimately settles on a very wide, all-encompassing performance.” 95 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, August 2022 

“Monforte d’Alba. Mid ruby with orange tinges. Almost explosive minerality on the nose with hints of sour cherry and a suggestion of savoury oak. Complex but still holding back on the nose. Gorgeous supple fruit with polished, finely ground but firm tannins, almost a little Serralunga-like. Bags to chew on and spectacular multi-layered aromas on the finish.” 17.5/20, Walter Speller, Jancis Robinson, December 2021 

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