Pio Cesare has been bottling wine for over 100 years. The business was founded in 1881 by Pio Cesare, who farmed his own vines and also purchased additional grapes from growers in Barolo and Barbaresco. The winery is today managed by Pio Boffa, the great-grandson of Pio Cesare.
““The Pio Cesare 2016 Barbaresco Il Bricco is a beautifully lightweight and lithe expression, with an enormously silky and subtle mouthfeel. Barbaresco is always a bit more open and accessible compared to Barolo, but this particular release of 7,000 bottles has benefited from an extra year in the bottle and has gained even more definition and traction in terms of mouthfeel as result. This wine speaks in long, slow and well-enunciated tones. Indeed, it whispers into your heart.” 94 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“Only the most prized three plots from this lofty site are used for this cru, which is why production is no more than around 6,600 bottles. There’s invigorating purity of fruit on the nose, with its poised raspberry and rose fragrance, and just a hint of sweet oak in the background. The attack is precise, showing good acidity that still needs time to integrate. This is a wine of elegance rather than power, and although there’s still a slight grittiness to the tannins, they will soon resolve into a Barbaresco of charm and lift. Long, peppery, but polished finish.” 93 Points, Decanter Magazine