2016 Pio Cesare “Oltre” Langhe Rosso, Piedmont, Italy

2016 Pio Cesare “Oltre” Langhe Rosso, Piedmont, Italy



“Super Piemontese”!

Pio Cesare has been producing wines for more than 100 years!  Today, the estate is managed by Federica Boffa, great-great-granddaughter of Pio Cesare. Very unfortunate that Pio Boffa, her dad, passed away earlier this year from Covid.

“Oltre” is Italian for “in addition to.” This is a modern, 100 percent estate-grown wine combining the native Nebbiolo and Barbera varietals of the region with a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon 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 fermented in stainless steel tank with a 20 day skin contact maceration, then aged for 30 months, 50% in new mid-toasted French oak barrels from the Allier region and 50% in 20 to 50 hectoliter French casks. This is a wine for those who love Piedmont’s wines with an international touch.

“A structured red with blackberry, herb, and plum character. Hints of walnuts. Full body. Firm and chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Needs time to soften. A blend of Nebbiolo, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink from 2021.” – 92 points, James Suckling (April 2019)


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