Pio Cesare “Il Bricco” Barbaresco

December 7, 2011
Pio Cesare

Aroma: Powerful and structured, rich in ripe fruit, opulent. Taste: Spicy and with a very long life. Produced in small quantities and only in excellent vintages.

Price: ¥1,053

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Pio Cesare Barbera D’Alba: New Wine

February 27, 2015
 Pio Cesare Barbera D'Alba

Comes from Piedmont, not strictly ‘the Barolo area’ though that famous wine is from the locale. Also Barbera from Asti has a generally higher pedigree across like for like producers, so look out for that where you can. Incidentally, you should be pairing this with PIZZA. Red Sauce Pasta. BBQ might work well. Barbera loves tomato based food and any selection of cold and cooked meats from the deli. Think Italian food and you are in heaven.

Price: ¥276

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Pio Cesare Barolo Ornato (Nebbiolo)

December 12, 2011
Pio Cesare Barolo Ornato (Nebbiolo)

Aroma: The bouquet is ethereal with hints of violets, blackberry jam, licorice and cloves. Taste: The palate is dry and austere with well polished tannins which lead to a lengthy, concentrated finish. Food Matching: Aged cheddar, red meat, game, abalone or high quality tofu.

Price: ¥1,053

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Pio Cesare Dolcetto D’Alba: New Wine

February 27, 2015
Pio Cesare Dolcetto D'Alba

Until we are able to make our own entry here, please note that Pio Cesare is a proper, established and awarded producer with pedigree. A bit of history: Pio Cesare was founded in 1881; an early pioneer of Piedmont. For five generations, the family has been producing traditional Piemontese wines in its ancient cellars, located in the centre of the town of Alba. Fresh, fruity, fragrant with body and structure, spicy, ripe fruit and roundness.

Price: ¥270

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Pio Cesare Gavi (Cortese) New Wine

February 27, 2015
Pio Cesare Gavi

These descriptions are so funny we have to leave them in. Some of it makes sense though. Youthfulness is a good idea. Not sure about the food Pairings. Sounds ‘orrible. Ripe fruit with freshness and a clean spicy fragrance, good complex flavour, smooth, silky, rich and slightly aromatic, meant to be consumed young but it can age in the bottle up to 3 years. Braised minced seafood with bean curd soup. Sublime with seafood cocktails, fish and patés. Also perfect with Asia food in spicy. Hilarious.

Price: ¥256

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Pio Cesare Moscato D’Asti: New Wine

February 27, 2015
Pio Cesare Moscato D'Asti

Me likes a bit of dessert wine and the odd sweet bubbles. And this is really quite interesting ground here. Asti is the most famous spot in Italy for Fizz.Pale yellow punctuated by elegant bubbles. This wine has an intense bouquet of fragrant fruit. A compact, round body leads to a long finish. Ideal with all sorts of desserts including fruit salads, fruit tarts, chocolate cakes and more. Lightly marinated tuna in lemon juice with bread crouton and goose liver sauce. Semi-preserved foie gras, citrus tart, chocolate cake, bresse blue cheese. (Bubbles go with everything)

Price: ¥250

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