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 family has a great passion for full bodied Rosè wines, with great structure and longevity. For this reason, they decided to produce a Rosè from the Langhe area with a selection of Nebbiolo and Syrah grapes, sourced from their family owned vineyards in the village of Treiso.
The grapes are harvested and picked in small baskets. After a very gentle pressing, the fermentation takes place half in stainless steel and half in French oak barriques. Maceration on the skin for a very short period and aged in French oak barriques for almost 1 month with extensive lees contact.
2020 was an early harvest in the Langhe, with a warmer than average season. The grapes were picked in perfect health, the warm days and cool nights allowing super phenolic ripening.
The wine was named “Rosy” after their founder’s granddaughter. Rosy has glorious amber hues, and on the nose showcases spiced red berries, and touches of mountain herbs. With lively acidity and great structure, the finish is full of spice and red berries.
Excellent as an aperitif, or to accompany dishes with asian spices, or fresh carpaccio.
Serve at 10-12°C.