Pio Cesare

Barbera d'Alba

9.0418 ratings
9.037 pro ratings
Alba, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Barbera
Duck, Goose, Game, Chili & Hot Spicy, Turkey, Mushrooms, Chicken, Tomato-Based, Pork, Venison, Potato, Pasta, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Herbs, Veal, Salami & Prosciutto, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Gabriele Rotti

Always one of the best, very low price!

Always one of the best, very low price!

Apr 16th, 2019
Gabriele Rotti

Always a good one

Always a good one

Sep 30th, 2018
Michael Centanni

This was a very good example of Barbera!! Acidic but not overbearing!

This was a very good example of Barbera!! Acidic but not overbearing!

Mar 16th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Gorgeous vintage that captures the more delicate and floral side of Barbera. This needed a bit of time but after tasting on the 3rd day I was very taken by its lovely aromatics, bright red fruits and silky texture. There is an almost Pinot Noir-like finesse going on here that is highly appealing. Black cherries, purple flowers and dusting of sweet baking spices. Definitely some French oak coming through but it is very finely integrated. Very silky tannins and a sense of delicacy that belies the 14.5% ABV. A real winner that I would highly recommend for food pairing or for simple and pure enjoyment.

Gorgeous vintage that captures the more delicate and floral side of Barbera. This needed a bit of time but after tasting on the 3rd day I was very taken by its lovely aromatics, bright red fruits and silky texture. There is an almost Pinot Noir-like finesse going on here that is highly appealing. Black cherries, purple flowers and dusting of sweet baking spices. Definitely some French oak coming through but it is very finely integrated. Very silky tannins and a sense of delicacy that belies the 14.5% ABV. A real winner that I would highly recommend for food pairing or for simple and pure enjoyment.

Mar 12th, 2018
Charles Hastings

good for the price.

good for the price.

3 people found it helpfulDec 28th, 2014
Dmitry Koutcherouk

Nice and balanced. Need some time to open up

Nice and balanced. Need some time to open up

2 people found it helpfulSep 10th, 2014
Greg Giere

A delicious find at the local corner store.

A delicious find at the local corner store.

1 person found it helpfulNov 27th, 2014
Stephen Bonner

Great colour, aromas of mint, spice, & orange. Medium-bodied, lush, great acidity, flavours of black fruits, cinnamon, herbs, mocha, and hint of earth. Complex

Great colour, aromas of mint, spice, & orange. Medium-bodied, lush, great acidity, flavours of black fruits, cinnamon, herbs, mocha, and hint of earth. Complex

1 person found it helpfulSep 1st, 2014
Maggie Harrison

dark fruits, bright style, high acid yet not astringent. delightful

dark fruits, bright style, high acid yet not astringent. delightful

Apr 18th, 2017
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2014 - the basic Barbera of Pio Cesare, very light colour, berries, raspberries, high acidity that makes the wine lively and frivolous!

Vintage 2014 - the basic Barbera of Pio Cesare, very light colour, berries, raspberries, high acidity that makes the wine lively and frivolous!

May 28th, 2016