Pio Cesare Oltre Langhe DOC
August 16, 2022, James Suckling
“This is a linear and fine red with crunchy fruit and beautiful flavors of dark berries, flowers and stones. Medium body with light tannins. Creamy texture. 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.
"Oltre" is Italian for "in addition to."
Oltre is a modern, 100 percent estate-grown wine combining the native barbera and nebbiolo varietals of the region with cabernet and merlot. Oltre made its debut with the 2006 vintage and is the only blended wine from this family-owned producer. The grapes come from the family’s 130 acres of vineyards.
This wine is aged for 30 months, 50 percent in new mid-toasted French oak barrels from the Allier region and 50 percent in 20 to 50 hectoliter French casks. This is a wine for those who love Piedmont’s wines with an international touch.
Varietals: 70% Nebbiolo, 25% Barbera, 5% Cabernet and Merlot
Aging: 30 months: 50% in new mid-toasted Allier French oak barrels, 50% in 20-50 hectoliter French casks
Suggested Retail Price: $25.00