Pio Cesare Il Nebbio Langhe DOC
November 18, 2015, James Suckling
“A beautiful, refined red with plum, orange, lemon and peach. Medium body, ultra-fine tannins. This shows such finesse and length. 10% pinot noir. So Burgundian in character. Drink now.”
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.
The name Il Nebbio comes from the word nebbiolo. It expresses the fragrant, youthful and fresh side of this great grape variety’s character. The wine is sourced from a selection of Pio Cesare’s family owned vineyards in Serralunga, Treiso and Diano d’Alba, and early harvested. The grapes undergo a short carbonic maceration. They are fermented in stainless-steel tanks at low temperatures, with a limited skin-contact time. The wine is kept in stainless-steel tanks and bottled in March, following the harvest. There is no wood aging.
This wine has red currant flavors, with almost sweet fruit. The tannins are soft and round enhancing the fresh and mellow character. Crisp and young, this wine has medium structure. It should be served at a cool temperature.
Varietals: 100% Nebbiolo
Wine Alcohol: 13%