Barolo “Ornato” DOCG 2016

    Pio Cesare | Piedmont
    Pio Cesare | Via Cesare Balbo 6 | IT 12051 Alba

    Barolo "Ornato" DOCG 2016

    Ornato 2016 beguiles the palate with convincing nuances and energy. Red stone fruits, crushed gravel, orange zest, spices and white pepper create an almost exotic Barolo full of charm and high recognition value. He plays all the themes that Serralunga is all about - a fantastic performance by Pio Boffa and the whole Pio Cesare team. SUPERIORE.DE

    "Shiny ruby garnet. Very compact on the nose, opens with balsamic components, then lots of cherry and cranberry, some saffron. Taut and gripping on the palate, dark fruit, lots of blackberry, tannin in many layers, is only at the beginning of a long development, in the final after molasses, remains on the palate for a very long time." Falstaff

    "Hints of sweet spice and minerals and earth on the nose. Succulent and elegant and with polished but tightly built tannins. Seems a shade lighter compared with the 2015 Ornato. A little more elegant a little less powerful and more immediate. Fresh raspberry and cherry finish with real bite." Jancis Robinson

    "Aromas of rose petal, underbrush, crushed botanical herb and woodland berry mingle with a whiff of hazelnut. On the linear, precise palate, tight fine-grained tannins accompany sour cherry, blood orange, licorice and coffee bean." Wine Enthusiast

    "This fine site in Serralunga is elevated at 380 metres, which may explain the wine's finesse. Very ripe sour cherries dominate the nose, which is perfumed and lifted, with a touch of vanilla beneath the soaring fruit. It's taut and sleek, with high acidity but no greenness. The tannins are well integrated, so the texture is polished. It's still tight and undoubtedly complex, with hints of tobacco and coffee. The balance is impeccable and this will go the distance. Although it may be accessible young, this will develop more nuances with further ageing. Long minty finish." Decanter

    "With fruit from Serralunga d'Alba, the Pio Cesare 2016 Barolo Ornato offers a stunning presentation in this classic vintage. The bouquet shows small berry fruits and cassis, all framed by crushed stone, forest floor, blue flower and candied orange skin. There is a dusty mineral note to this wine as well, with terrific intensity on both the nose and the palate. The Ornato kicks in with finely integrated tannins and acidity that holds all those fruit flavors high and tall. What we have here is a standout Barolo that is staunchly vertical, linear and upfront." Robert Parker

    "The blue fruit and freshness are impressive here. At the same time, there’s richness and focus with ripe fruit. Yet, it remains cool and bright. Superb center palate with great fruit and depth, but compact and focused. Needs three or four years to come together." James Suckling

    94,90 €

    05362716 · 0,75 l · 126,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

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    Product Details
    • Wine Classics: Barolo
    • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
    • Cultivation: conventional
    • Expansion: 42 months 80/20 barrique/tonneaux
    • Development: barrique
    • Filtration: no
    • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
    • Total Extract: 32,55 g/l
    • Total Acidity: 6,15 g/l
    • Residual Sugar: 1,33 g/l
    • Sulfite: 60 mg/l
    • ph-Value: 3,45
    • Closure: natural cork
    • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
    • Storage Potential: 2046+
    • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
    Character
    • Strong / spicy / earthy
    • Tannin-containing and/or acid-stressed
    • Wine for Meditation
    • Wine for Fireplace/Tobacco Lovers
    Fits to:
    • Dark Poultry
    • Hearty wild Dishes
    • Dark Meat
    • Grilled of any Kind
    stored air-conditioned
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