Pio Cesare Barolo "Mosconi" DOCG 2016
(Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 98] [RP 95]
Regular price $200.00 Sale price $167.97 Save $32.03
About the Winery:
The Pio Cesare winery was founded in 1881 by Cesare Pio, one of the very first wine producers to believe in the great potential and quality of Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera and other great wines of Piemonte. For five generations, the Pio Cesare family has been producing traditional Piemontese wines in its ancient cellars, and consistently receiving high scores from all reviewers. Today it is run by the genial Pio Boffa, great-grandson of Pio Cesare, his nephew Cesare Benvenuto, and, since 2016, Boffa’s daughter Federica, who represents the fifth generation.
Notes from the Winemaker:
Supple, ripe fruit, complexity, soft tannins. May be appreciated immediately, but with a very long life.
From a small selection of the oldest Nebbiolo vines of our Family-owned vineyards at the Mosconi, in Monforte d'Alba, one of the most prestigious areas of the entire Barolo region, very well known for great complexity, elegance and longevity.
Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Vinification: In stainless steel tanks at high temperatures. Maceration for 30 days.
Ageing: In oak botte for about 30 months; a small amount in French oak barrels for the first 12 months.
Ratings & Reviews
"Incredibly perfumed with unique aromas of white truffles, peaches, dark berries and dried flowers. Fresh and bright. Full body, very silky tannins and a long and gorgeous finish. So progressive and seamless. Magnificent. First vintage of this single vineyard wine. Only 5,000. Starting drinking in 2023." - (6 Jan, 2019)
95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Here is a first taste of a new wine from Pio Cesare following the estate's acquisition of vines in the Mosconi cru of Monforte d'Alba a few years back. The 2015 Barolo Mosconi opens to a less complicated bouquet with steady and clean aromas of wild berry, balsam or grilled herb and crushed stone. My sample did take a little extra time to open, but once it did, the wine presented all the detailed and nuanced characteristics of the grape with pinpoint precision. It's great to welcome a new wine to the greater Barolo family. Only 5,000 bottles were made." - Monica Larner (Jun 2019)