|About the product|
|Product||Pio Cesare Barolo Ornato|
|Grape variety||Barolo, Piedmont|
|Awards||Vintage 2003, 94/100, Wine Spectator. Vintage 2004, 94/100, Wine Spectator. 96/100, Highest Scoring Barolo of the issue, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.|
|Tasting notes||This is a very rich Barolo, dense, with supple tannins, full concentrated ripe fruit, elegant and powerful, with an extremely long life. Produced in small quantities and only in excellent vintages.|
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 in the other great wines of Piedmont. 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. Pio Cesare owns more than 50 hectares (130 acres) of vineyards, located in the most highly rated and better exposed areas. 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 Piedmont. 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.