$239.99 x 3
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$100.00 and over
Red Table Wine
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.
“The aromas of blue fruits such as raspberries and blueberries are so prevalent. Licorice. Crushed stone. Violets. Full-bodied. So classy with ultra-fine tannins that go on forever. Lovely depth of cool and focused fruit. A vivid and thoughtful wine with power and finesse. Classic in the making. Drink after 2028.”
98 points, James Suckling, July 2023
“The Pio Cesare 2019 Barolo Mosconi (with 6,685 bottles and larger formats on the market) offers the structure and length of Nebbiolo from Monforte d’Alba. You also get a salty mineral tone or rusty iron that frames a core of wild berry and blackcurrant. The Mosconi always appears very linear and direct to me, and that special sharpness is what I like best about this vintage.”
96 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, August 2023
“Deep and very ripe, it shows a dark character rich in black plums, blackberries, wild myrtle, juniper berries, cloves and black pepper. In the background, the nuances of chinotto and dahlias tell the secondary scene. Full body, sweet tannins of commendable beauty and a fascinating finish that asks you to return to the glass. From vines over 50 years old with very low yields. Best from 2025.” (Translated from Italian)
96 points, Wines Critic, November 2022