Pio Cesare

Il Bricco Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.372 ratings
9.218 pro ratings
Barbaresco, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
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Sipping Fine Wine

The tradition began in 1881, when Pio Cesare started gathering grapes in his vineyards. Only produced in excellent vintages, small 500 case production of this beauty. Big powerful wine, aromas of elegant fruits & sweet delicate spices. On the palate rich cherry, licorice and smoky oak tones. Firm fat tannins with good backbone, too young now, ending with earthy mineral character. Tasting Sample.

The tradition began in 1881, when Pio Cesare started gathering grapes in his vineyards. Only produced in excellent vintages, small 500 case production of this beauty. Big powerful wine, aromas of elegant fruits & sweet delicate spices. On the palate rich cherry, licorice and smoky oak tones. Firm fat tannins with good backbone, too young now, ending with earthy mineral character. Tasting Sample.

Nov 25th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Nebbiolo to drink now! Dark fruit aromas with some sweet spice notes. On the palate black cherry and sweet plum with cacao and vanilla oak tones. Soft tannins, lingering ending with a savory fruit finish.

Nebbiolo to drink now! Dark fruit aromas with some sweet spice notes. On the palate black cherry and sweet plum with cacao and vanilla oak tones. Soft tannins, lingering ending with a savory fruit finish.

Nov 24th, 2018
Laura Maguire

Glorious

Glorious

Dec 8th, 2017
David Schneider

Gorgeous. Well structured wine. Still has many years of life left in it

Gorgeous. Well structured wine. Still has many years of life left in it

1 person found it helpfulApr 16th, 2015
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.0

Much better than my previous bottle, but still appears to be headed past prime. A little soft and unfocused.

Much better than my previous bottle, but still appears to be headed past prime. A little soft and unfocused.

Apr 1st, 2017
Matias Chiota

At its peak. But a gorgeous bottle.

At its peak. But a gorgeous bottle.

Jan 1st, 2017
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

8.2

Sadly well past prime. Possibly exposed to heat at some point as it tasted cooked.

Sadly well past prime. Possibly exposed to heat at some point as it tasted cooked.

Oct 15th, 2016
Riccardo L.

So much more dimension in this single vineyard barbaresco. The finish and body on this one is unbelievable. Super dry. Super good. Needs food desperately.

So much more dimension in this single vineyard barbaresco. The finish and body on this one is unbelievable. Super dry. Super good. Needs food desperately.

Oct 19th, 2015
Magnus Reuterdahl

2003

Aug 14th, 2015
Josh Mazanowski

Ripe and plush

Ripe and plush

Jun 24th, 2015