We are delighted to announce that the 2014 vintage of Barolo has just been launched! The team tried their new releases earlier this year and we were all fascinated by the quality of the vintage that is all about purity of the fruity, energy and impeccable balance! A very classic Barolo vintage that is already drinking beautifully but with great ageing potential, too.
Pio Boffa, fourth generation of Pio Cesare, comments on this misunderstood vintage:
“After the powerful 2013 vintage, 2014 is more balanced and elegant in style. Nevertheless, 2014 is considered a hot vintage. Unlike other regions in Italy that suffered from rain in the summer and into the autumn, the rain in Piedmont only lasted until mid-August and then we had very dry and hot conditions with high day-night temperature difference.
This has been fundamental for the maturation of the delicate Nebbiolo grapes.
We had a very strict and severe green harvest with an even flowering which resulted in excellent quality.
The rainwater accumulated during the summer helped the vineyards with the most southern exposure and the green harvest resulted into very concentrated and fruit-forward wines with intense colour.
Both Barolo and Barbaresco are very elegant, with great energy and balance between acidity and structure with very rich perfumes.
The 2014 vintage is a perfect example of how fundamental the end of the season is in determining the final quality of the grapes and wines.”
James Suckling awarded both wines with fantastic scores:
Pio Cesare Barolo 2014: “Bright and complex with licorice, tar and rose petals. Hints of plums, too. Medium to full body and chewy, round tannins. Plenty of dried meat, spices and berries. A pretty finish. Shows intensity for the vintage. Already very pretty but drink in 2020.”, 94 points
Pio Cesare Barolo Ornato 2014: “This is very spicy and fruity with perfumed and bright aromas. Leather, too. medium-bodied, refined and layered with beautiful layered tannins. Fien, polished texture with berry and walnut undertones.”, 95 points
Contact Effi Tsournava to find out more about the 2014 Barolo releases.