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Pio Cesare, Piodilei Langhe Chardonnay, 2012, with wrapper and wooden case
Pio Cesare, Piodilei Langhe Chardonnay, 2012, with wrapper and wooden case

Brand Overview

Family-owned and operated, Pio Cesare has been producing world-class wines since 1881 in Northern Italy’s Piedmont region.

At Pio Cesare, there has always been a conviction that great wine can come only from the finest grapes and the winery‘s output has always been limited through adherence to the highest standards. Pio Cesare limits its production by using only the most mature and healthy grapes. The ripening of the grapes is carefully monitored and the harvest is rigidly controlled with each grape selected by hand.

Pio Cesare, Colombaro vineyard
Pio Cesare, Colombaro vineyard

The Region

The Piedmont region is nestled between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea. The confluence of the cold Alpine air with warm maritime moisture creates a misty glow or “nebbia” over the area. Nebbiolo is named for this condition.