Established in 1881, Pio Cesare, now run by fifth generation Pio Boffa, was one of the very first producers to believe in the potential and quality of the great wines of Piemonte and to export to the UK. A ceaseless devotion to the individuality of each of the region’s wines informs Pio’s choices in the vineyards and cellar. He applies a ‘minimal intervention’ philosophy to wine making, creating wines that year after year, are ranked among the world’s best wines.
The grapes for this wine come from hillside vineyards belonging to established growers who have been working with Pio Cesare for generations and work according to their direction and with strict quality controls. Leading Bordeaux consultant, Denis Dubourdieu has been working with Pio Cesare since the 2012 vintage to better the quality of their white wines.
The grapes are picked by hand and then gently pressed. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures to preserve the aromatic compounds. The wine remains on its lees for four months before bottling the March following harvest.
Winter was long and cold with the cool conditions continuing into March and April which delayed the start of the growing season. Rain during flowering resulted in lower yields due to less berries per cluster. The summer months were typically warm and sunny, resulting in healthy grapes with good aromatic compounds.
Pale yellow in colour, this wine has an attractive stone fruit character and peachiness. On the palate, mineral notes give the wine a lovely mouth-feel and weight, making this a food friendly drop.
Great with spring vegetable pasta or risotto, grilled fish, asparagus or chicken.
Serve at 12-14°C.
Langhe DOC, Piemonte