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Pio Cesare 'Ornato' Barolo DOCG 2018 [750ml/6cs]

$184.99 x 6
(price per 750ml bottle) - sold in cases of 6 bottles
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Type:
Red Table Wine
Varietal:
Nebbiolo
Vintage:
2018
Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont
Sub Region:
Barolo
Winery:
Pio Cesare
Bottles / case:
6
Unit:
750 ml

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 single-vineyard Barolo comes from three plots in the family’s Ornato Estate, one of Barolo’s top vineyards, in the western part of the commune. The fruit is exceptionally ripe, and consistently produces bright, robust, focused wines with incredible complexity and length.

Grapes were fermented in stainless steel with skin contact for 15 days, then left to macerate on skins for 30 days. The wine aged in medium-toast French oak for 30 months (the majority in new barriques, the remainder in 25 hectolitre casks). This is a deep, powerful wine – age-worthy Nebbiolo of the highest order. It is completely reasonable to suggest that its prime drinking window is two decades from now.

“An understated toastiness gives way to dark cocoa, mint and rosemary, then liquorice and wet leaves. The palate is racy with steely firm tannins, tactile chalkiness, lingering sappy acidity and appetising porcini notes. A very umami Barolo. Ageing is predominantly in large cask with a small portion in barriques for the first 12 months. Pio Cesare has been producing an Ornato bottling since 1985. Recent vintages show more restraint and sophistication than in the past while staying true to the power and structure of this site. It is a great direction.”
96 points, Michaela Morris, decanter.com, Jan 2022 

Complex on the nose, offering a blend of ripe red berries, nutty minerals, orange-peel and spice. Some savory, almost meaty notes, too. Full, compact and intense, yet there’s a graceful feel to the palate, thanks to the really fine web of tannin. Super polish and promise here. Classy. Needs some time. Try from 2025.”
96 points, James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, Jan 2022 

Serralunga d’Alba. 12,528 bottles produced.

Mid ruby with orange tinges. Beautiful, open-knit and ripe cherry nose loaded with minerals and hints of liquorice and with plenty of depth. Generous, supple fruit with gripping tannins building a real unity. Great length with lots of powdery tannins, juice and grip. Simply irresistible but might be too austere right now for most palates.” 
17++, Walter Speller, JancisRobinson.com, Dec 2021 

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