PIO CESARE Barolo Mosconi
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Violet and earthy nose. Ethereal taste with dusty and round finely grained tannins. Sweeter sensation than other crus. Great precision and balanced freshness.
This is the first single-vineyard Barolo Pio Cesare has released in 30 years. The grapes were vinified in two parcels—one for vines planted in 1947 and one for vines from 1971—before blending.
“Here is a first taste of a new wine from Pio Cesare following the estate’s acquisition of vines in the Mosconi cru of Monforte d’Alba a few years back. The 2015 Barolo Mosconi opens to a less complicated bouquet with steady and clean aromas of wild berry, balsam or grilled herb and crushed stone. My sample did take a little extra time to open, but once it did, the wine presented all the detailed and nuanced characteristics of the grape with pinpoint precision. It’s great to welcome a new wine to the greater Barolo family. Only 5,000 bottles were made.” Robert Parker 95 Points
“The cherry and strawberry flavors pick up eucalyptus and tar accents as this evolves on the palate. Lean and muscular, with vivid acidity and dense tannins plying the lingering finish. Austere now. Best from 2023 through 2040. 400 cases made, 75 cases imported. ” Wine Spectator 93 Points