Pio Cesare Barbaresco Il Bricco DOCG

Piemonte, Italy

Vintage:2014 (Current)

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Pio Cesare Barbaresco Il Bricco DOCG 2014

Reviews

Vinous Media

90 Points

October 19, 2018, Antonio Galloni

“The 2014 Barbaresco Il Bricco is a potent, virile wine. Smoke, leather, dark plum and incense fill out the wine's ample frame effortlessly, with beams of tannin that wrap around the fruit. I imagine the 2014 will drink well for another 10-15 years, perhaps more. I expect the tannins will always remain a bit coarse, but, all things considered, the 2014 is nicely done.”

JamesSuckling.com

94 Points

September 25, 2018, James Suckling

“Extremely perfumed aromas with dried flowers, light stems, fresh herbs and dried strawberries. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a linear and bright finish. So delicious now.”

Wine Spectator

93 Points

May 23, 2018, Bruce Sanderson

A beefy version, with rich, dense tannins, evoking flavors of cherry, wild herbs, menthol and tobacco. A hefty dose of oak adds sweet spice details and tannins. Needs time to absorb the oak. Best from 2022 through 2038.

Overview

The Pio Cesare family’s unique winemaking method stresses minimal intervention to produce wines of particularly supple flavor expression. A ceaseless devotion to the individuality of each of the region’s wines informs Pio Cesare's choices in the cellar: shorter maceration, separate lot fermentation, judicious selection for barrel and large cask aging, and bottling schedules determined by the ideal structure of each wine. This allows Pio Cesare to craft wines of varying weight, ageability and drinkability as determined by the vineyard rather than market fashion.

Year after year, the wines of Pio Cesare are recognized for their consistency and regional expression. From world-class Barolo and Barbaresco to crisp Cortese and sweet Moscato, the wines of Pio Cesare offer exceptional quality and variety.

Winemaking

“Il Bricco” is a single-vineyard Barbaresco using very ripe grapes from several plots in the famous “Il Bricco” estate owned by the Pio Cesare family. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, with 15 days of skin contact. This wine ages in French oak for 30 months: 70 percent in new barriques and 30 percent in 20-hectoliter casks.

It is produced in small quantities and only in excellent vintages.

Tasting Notes

This wine is powerful and structured, rich in ripe fruit, opulent, spicy and will have a very long life.

Technical Information

Varietals: 100% Nebbiolo

Aging: In French oak for 30 months, 70% in new barriques and 30% in 20-hectoliter casks

Suggested Retail Price: $144.00