Pio Cesare Barbera d’Alba Fides Vigna Mosconi DOC

Piemonte, Italy

Vintage:2020 (Current)

2019 (Past) |

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Pio Cesare Barbera d’Alba Fides Vigna Mosconi DOC 2020
  • JS 94
  • JD 92
  • WS 92
  • WA 91


Jeb Dunnuck

92 Points

May 4, 2023, Audrey Frick

“The 2020 Barbera D'Alba Superiore Fides Vigna Mosconi is rich with mineral earth of graphite, delicate smoke, plum liqueur, and black raspberry. It is medium-bodied, but has rich concentration, more structure, and freshness and lift throughout, with notes of red plum and turned earth as well as a crunchy texture. Drink 2024-2032.”

Wine Spectator

92 Points

August 31, 2022, Bruce Sanderson

“This red is all about finesse and elegance, with a silky texture aligned to black cherry, blackberry, violet and almond aromas and flavors. Beautifully balanced and long, with pure fruit echoing on the finish. Drink now through 2026.”


94 Points

August 16, 2022, James Suckling

“A linear and fresh barbera with dark fruit, bark, walnuts and orange peel. It’s medium-bodied with well-integrated tannins. Focused and fine. Sophisticated. Tangy finish. Very long. Drink now.”

The Wine Advocate

91 Points

August 11, 2022, Monica Larner

“The 2020 Barbera d'Alba Superiore Vigna Mosconi Fides delivers big ripeness and fruit weight with inky dark intensity, mature blackberry and syrupy blackberry or cherry essence. This hot vintage comes close to going overboard in terms of ripeness, but it is ultimately reined in by the grape’s fresh acidity.”


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 pinnacle of Pio Cesare's Barbera range, fruit for this single-vineyard Barbera Superiore is sourced from the family-owned Mosconi vineyard in Monforte d'Alba, the first vintage of this designation starting in 2017. “Fides”, or “faith” in Latin, continues to represent the great longtime faith of our family in the Barbera grapes planted and grown in very prestigious areas.

Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks. There is skin contact maceration for 30 days. Right after the drawing off, the wine rests 20 months in oak "botti", while a small amount rests in French oak barrels. Extremely low yields combined with a strict grape selection result in a very small production.

Tasting Notes

Full body, balance and concentration. Ripe fruit with a spicy edge. Can be laid down for a very long life in the cellar.

Technical Information

Varietals: 100% Barbera