Pio Cesare, Chardonnay Piodilei 750ml 2016

Italy, Piedmont
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Tasting notes:
'Pio Cesare’s Chardonnay comes from estate vines in the Cascina II Bricco vineyard in Treiso and the Colombaro vineyard in Serralunga d’Alba. A cool and rainy spring gradually gave way to plenty of warmth in late summer, allowing for slow ripening. This is a rich, oaky style thanks to barrel-fermentation and maturation on its lees for 10 months in one-third new wood. It's broad on the palate. with lovely freshness and a lick of lime accompanying the oak-spiced mid-palate. Despite the richness, the acidity brings elegance and balance. It will pair well with a feta salad or tempura squid. Drinking window 2019 – 2026.' – Decanter, 92/100

'The 2016 Langhe Chardonnay Piodilei is shaping up very nicely. Tasted as an unfinished sample, this wine will be released in the upcoming months. This vintage of Pio Cesare’s oak-fermented Chardonnay shows clean integration and substantial aromas of tropical and stone fruit. There is some oak spice and smoke at the edges, but this cooler vintage puts more focus on varietal purity and identity.' – Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, 90/100

Vineyards:
Sourced from the family-owned vineyards 'Il Bricco' in Treiso, located in the Barbaresco area, and 'Colombaro' in Serralunga d’Alba, located in the Barolo area, which will be replaced from the 2019 vintage with the 'Mosconi' vineyard in Monforte d’Alba, located in the Barolo area. Since the 1985 vintage, it has represented the Cesare family's desire to produce a white wine with the same body, complexity and ageing potential as the great reds historically produced in the area.

Vinification:
The grapes are picked in small baskets, then softly pressed at low temperatures and fermented in French oak barrels (not new). It stays on the lees for eight months before bottling.

About Pio Cesare:
Pio Cesare has been producing wine for 135 years and through 5 generations in its ancient cellars in the historical centre of Alba, Piedmont. The cellars are built on the city’s 2,000-year-old ancient Roman walls. The family owns 70 hectares of vineyards, featuring high-quality hillside exposures, with parcels dotted around multiple communes of Barolo and Barbaresco.

‘We prefer to have the same people throughout the entire vegetative cycle, from the pruning to the harvest, because they profoundly understand the needs and requirements of each of our vines. Our interventions in the vineyards are minimal and we can proudly certify that all our wines contain no residual chemicals. Our belief that it is always possible to produce a great wine even in the most challenging vintages. We will always find small quantities of high quality grapes, which allow us to produce great, refined wines every year.’ – Pio Cesare family

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Bottle Size750ml
StyleWhite
CountryItaly
PriceR495.00
ProducerPio Cesare
RegionPiedmont
VarietyChardonnay
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