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Pio Cesare 'Ornato', Barolo, 2016

  • Grape VarietyNebbiolo
  • AppellationBarolo
  • Alcohol14.5 %
  • SourceSourced Locally
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Why Buy Me

Since 1881 five generations have protected the quality and style of the Pio Cesare wines. They own 70 hectares of vineyards spread throughout Barolo and Barbaresco. Their cellars are located in the centre of Alba built on the city’s ancient Roman walls. The fruit for this wine is sourced exclusively from Serralunga d’Alba.

Winemaker's Pitch

"With fruit from Serralunga d'Alba, the Pio Cesare 2016 Barolo Ornato offers a stunning presentation in this classic vintage. The bouquet shows small berry fruits and cassis, all framed by crushed stone, forest floor, blue flower and candied orange skin. There is a dusty mineral note to this wine as well, with terrific intensity on both the nose and the palate. The Ornato kicks in with finely integrated tannins and acidity that holds all those fruit flavors high and tall. What we have here is a standout Barolo that is staunchly vertical, linear and upfront." Robert Parker

Product Award

96 points Robert Parker, July 2020 drink 2020-2035. 16.5 Jancis Robinson 07/20

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