Pio Cesare has been making wine in Piedmont since 1881. Five generations later they are still producing great Barbaresco, Barolo and Barbera in their ancient cellars located in the centre of the town of Alba.
We loved both the Pio Cesare 2007 Barolo and Barbaresco, but opted for the Barbaresco because of itís gorgeous character and itís drinkability. While it will certainly benefit from a few years of bottle age, decanted, you can pour it with great satisfaction tonight.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 92
ďThe 2007 Barbaresco is a gorgeous, inviting wine graced with exquisite dark fruit and a supple personality. Fine tannins frame the fruit through to the finish. The Barbaresco is already quite open and accessible, but the tannins remain a touch firm and there is enough freshness in the glass to suggest the wine will be even better in another year or two. This is a very typical 2007. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022.Ē
Wine Spectator (WS): 92
"This is racy and detailed, showing raspberry, cherry, floral and oak spice aromas and flavors. Taut and well-structured, with a lingering aftertaste of sweet fruit, spice and mineral."