This historic family-owned estate is named after its founder Cesare Pio, who established the business in 1881. The winery is based in Alba, in the heart of Piemonte and is now run by Federica Boffa and Cesare Benvenuto, the fifth generation of the family. Pio Cesare developed Barolo’s reputation overseas in the 1950s by being one of the first producers to export the wine to the UK. The founder’s great grandson Pio Boffa was deeply convinced of the importance of cultivating and growing owned land to produce high quality wines and played a key role in the acquisition of vineyards in the same locations where Cesare Pio used to buy his grapes from. Today Pio Cesare owns 70 hectares in the hills of Barolo and Barbaresco and makes wines in a style that manages to balance the best of the old with the best of the new. The estate includes most of the municipalities in the Barolo and Barbaresco areas.
Produced in very small quantities and sourced from our Family-owned vineyard “Il Bricco” in Treiso, (one of highest point of the entire Barbaresco region) close to Pio Cesare historical Nebbiolo vineyards, and from Bossania vineyard in Trezzo Tinella with an elevation of nearly 480 meters.
The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature and then aged on its lees for six months.
The 2021 vintage was characterised by a cold winter, but temperatures above average in February led to an early budding season in the best-exposed vineyards. The vegetative growth was slowed down by a drop in temperature in April and a rainly May. The hot and dry summer allowed flowering and fruit set within average and the ripening of the grapes was in line with previous vintage. There was a slight quantitive drop compared to 2020 but the quality of the crop was very good.
The wine shows aromas of citrus and hints of tropical fruit. On the palate is refreshing with a long minerally finish.
Excellent as an aperitif, pairs well with salads, cold cuts and fresh cheeses.
Serve at 10-12°C.
100% Sauvignon Blanc