Pio Cesare Barolo 2001
Barolo is, without a doubt, the most fascinating and emotional of all our wines. It has an air of aristocracy and even a domineering personality. Yet our Barolo is rich with hidden hues, which are enjoyed by those who take the time to savour this wine. Our Barolo is intentionally "traditional": austere and important, a wine to be approached thoughtfully. It is not easy, but it is unique and splendid. Both our name and our reputation have been connected with this magnificent wine for over one hundred years. And even though it is never easy, we have always been blessed with the satisfaction and emotion this wine gives us.
Pio Cesare has been producing wine for more than 100 years and through generations. The tradition began in 1881, when Pio Cesare started gathering grapes in his vineyards and purchasing those of some selected and reliable farmers in the hills of Barolo and Barbaresco districts.
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.
Today, the estate is managed by Pio Boffa, great-grandson of Pio Cesare. Under his stewardship, the wines of Pio Cesare have become famous throughout the world. Great strides have been made in quality, and single vineyard offerings have dazzled the wine press.