After limited production from the last couple vintages we now have the 2021 Pio Cesare Gavi back in stock and ready to order. Also we picked up a small top up of last years #32 in Wine Spectator's top 100, the 2019 Pio Cesare Barbera D'alba.
“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 on Pio Cesare, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, June 2013
2020 Pio Cesare Rosy Langhe DOC
#880872 12X750ML $28.96 wls spec
GRAPE VARIETY: CORTESE 100%
VINEYARDS: Sourced exclusively from hillside vineyards exposures, in a few selected locations of the Gavi area, from Families who have been producing grapes under the strict control of the Pio Cesare Family for generations.
VINIFICATON: Fermentation at low temperature in stainless steel tanks.
AGEING: In stainless steel tanks with extensive lees contact.
NOTES: Fresh, clean and spicy aromas. Salty, with ripe fruit and rich, complex flavor. Great ageing potential.
2019 Pio Cesare BABERA D'ALBA
#078766 6X750ML $33.96 wls spec
GRAPE VARIETY: BARBERA 100%
VINEYARDS: Sourced from our Family-owned vineyards in the Barolo region in Serralunga d'Alba (Colombaro) and in Monforte d’Alba (Mosconi), in the Barbaresco region in Treiso (Bongiovanni) and also in the Langhe region in Sinio (Val di Croce, Bricco dello Stornello) and in Diano d'Alba (Carzello).
VINIFICATION:In stainless steel tanks. Long maceration on the skin for 20- 25 days.
AGEING:In big French oak “botti” for 12 months; a small amount in barriques as well.
NOTES:The Barbera grapes from the Barolo and Barbaresco regions give to our classic Barbera a uniquely great structure, full body, complexity, smooth character, ripe fruit, spices and a very long life.