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Pio Cesare Societa' Semplice Agricola

Via Cesare Balbo N. 4, 12051 Alba (CN)
Italy

Telephone +39 0173 440386
Fax +39 0173 363680
piocesare@piocesare.it

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Our products

Product category: Piemont

"Ornato" Barolo Docg

Grape variety
Nebbiolo 100%

Vineyards
From a severe but small selection of “Nebbioli” from our Family owned Vineyards of Cascina Ornato in Serralunga d’Alba, one of the most historical and prestigious areas of the entire Barolo region, very well known for the great structure and longevity.

Vinification
In stainless steel tanks, high temperatures. Maceration: 30 days.

Ageing
In oak for about 30 months and in barriques for the first 18 months.

Notes
Great structure, concentration, ripe fruit, soft tannins, tobacco. Immediate, but with a very long life. Produced in small quantities.

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Product category: Piemont

"Il Bricco" Barbaresco Docg

Grape variety
NEBBIOLO 100%

Vineyards
Sourced from 3 different plots from our Family Vineyard Cascina Il Bricco, in the village of Treiso. A strict selection of very ripen grapes.

Vinification
In stainless steel tanks at quite high temperatures. Skin contact maceration for 25 days.

Ageing
In oak for 30 months and in barriques in small parts.

Notes
Big powerful structure, rich of ripe fruit, soft, spicy. Sweet and ripe tannins. Very long life. Very small quantity produced.

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Product category: Piemont

"Piodilei" Chardonnay Langhe Doc

Grape variety
Chardonnay 100%

Vineyards
A single vineyard barrel fermented Chardonnay from the Pio Cesare Family owned Chardonnay vineyard of Cascina Il Bricco in Treiso, in the Barbaresco area and of the Colombaro in Serralunga d’Alba, in the Barolo area.

Vinification and Ageing
The grapes are soflty pressed at low temperature and fermented in barriques, on the lees for 8 months. In the bottle for at least six months

Notes
Spicy, creamy, intense, soft, long aftertaste, sweet fruit, hot and ripe, still very fresh, elegant touch of oak. Long life. Produced in very small quantity.
Piodilei has been produced by the Pio Cesare Family since 1985 vintage. It represents our desire to produce a white wine from our own vineyards in the Barbaresco and Barolo with the same body, complexity and ageing potential of the great reds historically produced in those areas.

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Product category: Piemont

Barolo Docg

Grape variety
Nebbiolo 100%

Vineyards
Our Family owned Vineyards in Serralunga d’Alba (Ornato, Collaretto e Lirano), Grinzane Cavour (Gustava e Carzello), La Morra (Roncaglie), Barolo – Novello (Ravera) and from the 2015 vintage the recently acquired in Monforte (Mosconi). It has been produced since ever from grapes coming from different regions. This is the classic traditional “Formula” used by the ancient Barolo Families to produce a Barolo which embraces and melts each of the peculiar characters of the different vineyards and terroirs of the Barolo area.

Vinification
In stainless steel; Skin contact and maceration for about 25-30 days.

Ageing
In oak for 30 months and in barriques in small part.

Notes
A classic style Barolo. Excellent structure, harmony, elegance. Soft tannins and balanced fruit. Approachable, but with a very long ageing potential. Barolo is such a great wine which should not be described as a “basic” or “regular” Barolo, simply because it does not have any additional indication on the label.

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Product category: Piemont

Barbaresco Docg

Grape variety
Nebbiolo 100%

Vineyards
From our family vineyards in Treiso (Il Bricco, San Stefanetto and Bongiovanni) and in San Rocco Seno d’Elvio (Rocche di Massalupo). This wine has been always and traditionally produced by our Family from grapes coming from different locations within the Barbaresco appellation. This is the classic “formula” used by the ancient Barbaresco families to produce a wine which embraces and combines each of the unique characteristics of the different vineyards and terroirs of the Barbaresco area.

Vinification
In stainless steel tanks. Skin contact for 25-30 days

Ageing
In oak “botti” for about 30 months; a small amount in French barriques.

Notes
A very classical style Barbaresco: elegance and velvety, with ripe and spicy fruit. Strong tannins, but elegant. Good structure and concentration. Very long life.
Barbaresco is a great wine—it should not be described as a “basic” or “regular” Barbaresco, simply because it does not have any additional indication on the label.

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Product category: Piemont

Fides Barbera d'Alba Doc

Grape variety
Barbera 100%

Vineyards
“Fides”, “Faith” in Latin, represents the great long time faith of our Family in the Barbera grapes planted and grown in the area of Barolo.
The grapes are planted in our Family owned Colombaro Vineyard in Serralunga d’Alba, one of the most exclusive “Terroirs” of the entire Barolo area, where we could easily obtain a great Barolo instead.

Vinification
In stainless steel tanks. Skin contact maceration for 25 days.

Ageing
Immediately after the racking, for 18 months in barrels and in barriques in small part.

Notes
Full body, structure, concentration, ripe fruit, spicy. Balanced and long life. Very small quantity produced just in top vintages.

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Product category: Piemont

Langhe Nebbiolo Doc

Grape Variety
Nebbiolo 100%

Vineyards
From a selection of our Family vineyards and in particular those in Diano d’Alba, La Morra, Collaretto and Lirano in Serralunga d’Alba and Rocche di Massalupo in San Rocco Seno d’Elvio.

Vinification
In stainless steel; maceration for 20 days.

Ageing
24 months in oak and in barriques in small part.

Notes
The sources of the grapes, enriched by a small proportion of Nebbiolo from the Barbaresco and Barolo region, provide body, structure and a long ageing potential.
The fruit is intense and ripe but at the same time fresh with very sweet tannins. Nice fragrancy and longevity.

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Product category: Piemont

Barbera d'Alba Doc

Grape variety
Barbera 100%

Vineyards
Sourced from our Family owned Vineyards in Serralunga d’Alba (Ornato e Colombaro), Sinio (Val di Croce), Diano d’Alba and Treiso (Bongiovanni) and since the 2015 vintage from the recently acquired in Monforte d’Alba (Mosconi).

Vinification
In stainless steel tanks. Maceration for 20-25 days.

Ageing
In French oak Barrels for 12 months and in barriques in small part.

Notes
The Barbera grapes coming from the Barolo and the Barbaresco regions gives to our Classic Barbera a peculiar great structure, full body, complexity, smooth character, ripe fruit, spices and a long life.

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Product category: Piemont

Dolcetto d'Alba Doc

Grape variety
Dolcetto 100%

Vineyards
From our Family owned Vineyards in Treiso along with very selected vineyards of “historical suppliers” who have been growing their grapes for our Family for generations.

Vinification
In stainless steel tanks with temperature controlled. Skin contact for a short period of time.

Ageing
In stainless steel tanks until the bottling in the month of March after the harvest.

Notes
Fresh, fruity, fragrant with body and structure, spicy, ripe fruit and roundness. To be served at cellar temperature.

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Product category: Piemont

Gavi Docg

Grape variety
Cortese 100%

Vineyards
Sourced exclusively on hillside vineyards in very selected locations of the Gavi area, belonging to families who have been producing their grapes for the Pio Cesare Family for generations.

Vinification
Fermentation at low temperature in stainless steel tanks.

Ageing
In stainless steel tanks with extensive lees contact.

Notes
Fresh, clean spicy fragrancy, salty, ripen fruit and rich, good complex flavor. Great ageing potential.

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Product category: Piemont

L'Altro Langhe Doc

Description
“L’Altro” is the Italian version for “the other”. We called it “L’Altro” in order to distinguish it from the other Chardonnay, Piodilei. Very fresh, fruity, spicy, with great minerality and a slight of vanilla note with a fragrant and ripe rich fruit.

Grape variety
Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc in small part.

Vineyards
From our Family owned vineyards in the Barbaresco region in Treiso (Cascina Il Bricco), in the Barolo area in Serralunga d’Alba (Colombaro Vineyards) and in Trezzo Tinella (Bossania Vineyards).

Vinification
In stainless steel and in barriques in small part.

Ageing
In stainless steel tanks with extensive lees contact.

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About us

Company details

The Pio Cesare winery was founded in 1881 by our great great-grandfather Cesare Pio. He was one of the very first wine producers to believe in the great potential and quality of Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera and in the other great wines of Piemonte. Cesare Pio, in the second portion of 1800s, was among the very first winemakers to produce these wines with a philosophy that was dedicated to the terroir and the strictest quality of the wine.

For five generations, the Pio Cesare family has been producing traditional Piemontese wines in its ancient cellars, located in the center of the town of  Alba.. The cellars walls date back to the Roman Empire period , 50 B.C. Recently, significant investments have been made to rebuild and  restructure the cellars and the winery's facilities.

A new fermentation cellar was built with a new racking by gravity area and a new barrel ageing room, 12 meters underneath the existing building and the Roman Walls. A brand new bottling and labelling equipment was installed in a newly built portion of the winery

Pio Cesare owns about 70 hectares (173 acres) of vineyards, located in the most highly rated and better exposed areas. Within the Barolo region, the "Ornato" Estate and the "Colombaro" Vineyard ( in Serralunga d’Alba), the "Gustava" and the Garretti Estate ( in Grinzane Cavour), the "Roncaglie" (in La Morra), the Mosconi Estate (Monforte) and "Ravera" (Barolo- Novello). Within the Barbaresco territory, the "Il Bricco" Estate and the "San Stefanetto" Vineyard in Treiso  Other selected vineyards are located in the communes of Diano d’Alba, Sinio and Trezzo.

In addition to is own vineyards, Pio Cesare has fostered long-term relationships with growers for several generations and manages all aspects of viticulture in these vineyards. These growers have been selling grapes to the family for generations.

The wines are fermented and aged using both modern winemaking techniques in tandem with the most traditional methods of the region. After an appropriate ageing in large casks and barriques of different French oaks the wines are bottle-aged before their release. All these elements contribute to the continuously high quality of the wines of Pio Cesare, while paying tribute to the vines and to the terroir.

The production of the wines of Pio Cesare is intentionally limited in order to maintain their high quality. Year after year, the wines are ranked among the world's best and most highly regarded.

The winery's dedication to quality and respect for tradition and terroir, has allowed Pio Cesare to reach a prominent position among the wine producers of Piemonte.  The wines are found in the top restaurants and hotels around the world and are known and respected by the finest wine lovers and collectors.

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1881