Barolo 2015 Pio Cesare

Barolo 2015 Pio Cesare

Country: Italy

Region: Piedmont

Grape Variety: Nebbiolo

Vintage: 2015

ABV: 14.5%

Food Pairing: Lamb, Game, Rosemary Potatoes

Due July 2019

£58.50 Inc. VAT

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Pio Cesare

“Winter in 2015 began with heavy snowfalls in January which supplied the land with excellent water reserves. February was mild, bringing an early start to the growing cycle, a pattern which continued until harvest. Budding began earlier than 2014, with flowering taking place in the middle of May. There was heavy rainfall between flowering and fruit set which was very beneficial later in the season due to drought and warm weather in late June and July. Thanks to this timely rainfall, and the snowfalls in January, the vines did not suffer undue water stress. Consequently, harvest took place about ten days earlier than 2014. Green harvesting was targeted and precise. High temperatures meant that the crop was exceptionally healthy, with minimal impact from fungal disease. However, canopy management was important to protect the grapes from the sun’s rays. Grapes achieved optimal maturity and ripeness, with good sugar concentration, balanced acidity and excellent structure, making 2015 an age-worthy vintage.”
Pio Boffa

“Complex aromas of smoke, ash and dark fruits with a precision and intensity. Layered and gorgeous. Loads of dark fruit and perfume. Full-bodied with round and wonderfully polished tannins. Wonderful length and richness. Goes on for minutes. Try in 2023 but already good now.”
96 POINTS James Suckling, January 2019

Visit: www.piocesare.it

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