Pio Cesare Barbaresco 2016 - 14.5% (per bottle)
Established in 1881, Pio Cesare, now run by fifth generation Pio Boffa, was one of the very first producers to believe in the potential and quality of the great wines of Piemonte and to export to the UK.
A ceaseless devotion to the individuality of each of the region’s wines informs Pio’s choices in the vineyards and cellar. He applies a ‘minimal intervention’ philosophy to wine making, creating wines that year after year, are ranked among the world’s best wines.
A very classical style Barbaresco: elegant and velvety, with ripe and spicy fruit. Strong tannins, but elegant. Good structure and concentration. Very long life. 100% Nebbiolo. 35% of the wine is then aged in mid-toasted French oak (a third new) for 30 months. The remaining 65% spends three years in 20 to 50 hectolitre casks This vintage has extraordinary elegance, complexity and character.
Silky and intense bouquet. Full body, great structure, right tannins, incredible aging potential, precise and classic Nebbiolo style.
The wine has sweet and very elegant tannins. Serve with red meat dishes, game or seasonal truffle, mature cheeses.