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Monday, 2 May 2011
Wine of the Month: Pio Cesare, Langhe Nebbiolo DOC
GRAPE VARIETY: Nebbiolo 100%
NO SYSTEMBOLAGET: 7306
COST: 129 SEK
VINEYARDS: Sourced from family-owned vineyards in Diano d’Alba, La Morra and in small portions even from the classic Barolo area, together with other exclusive vineyards, belonging to ”historical suppliers” who have been selling their grapes to Pio Cesare from generations and who work their vineyards according to Pio Cesare direction and strict quality control.
VINIFICATION: Temperature-controlled stainless steel fermentation. 12 days of skin contact.
AGEING: 30 months in French oak: 20% in barriques and 80% in casks of 20 to 50 hectoliters each.
NOTES: Intense and ripe berry fruit along with mild and almost sweet tannins give this wine structure, fragrance and longevity. The wine is rich, full bodied, with a hint of gentle toasting.