Pio Cesare

Italy Piedmont Alba

Pio Cesare has been producing wines for more than 100 years and through generations.

The winery own more than 65 hectares of vineyards located in the most highly rated and better exposed areas. Within Barolo, they have Ornato and Colombaro in Serralunga, Gustava in Grinzane Cavour, Roncaglie in La Morra and Ravera in Barolo-Novello. Within Barbaresco they own Il Bricco and San Stefanetto in Treiso.

The style of Barolo is traditional. Their flagship Barolo of which they make about 7,500 dozen a year is a blend from vineyards in four areas. 50% comes from Ornato in Serralunga and 50% from Grinzane Cavour, La Morra and Novello. After skin contact for 20 days it spends three years in French oak, 70% in 20 to 50hl botte and 30% in barrique. The single-vineyard Ornato, made from the ripest grapes picked two weeks later, spends three years 70% in new barriques and 30% in 25hl casks. It is a wine with great staying power. Indeed the oldest wine in the family’s library collection is 1890.

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.

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Tribute to Pio Boffa

Pio Boffa it has been visionary leader and patriarch of the historic Piedmont winery Pio Cesare.
Sadly Pio passed away in April 2021, after a battle against Covid-19.

Pio Boffa was an auratic personality and highly respected in Barolo.
A fourth-generation winemaker, Boffa spent four decades molding Pio Cesare from what was once a thriving wine trade into a high-end winery. He traveled the world as a tireless ambassador for Piedmontese wines.

The respected patriarch passed away just two months before the release of two limited bottlings to celebrate the 140th anniversary of the winery.

The launch of his Barolo Riserva 2000 and a 2017 cuvée of grapes sourced from four vineyards in Serralunga d’Alba will be overseen by Frederica, now the fifth generation to take over the business with the help of her cousin, Cesare Benvenuto .

He always held the view that his Barolo Pio should remain a cuvée from different sites of the entire area, on the other hand, he launched with his Ornato one of the first Barolo from a single vineyard.
Boffa used to say: “It was never my intention to claim that bottlings from single vineyards were better than classic Barolo. Our philosophy is still for blends from single vineyards versus a single site wine. Single-vineyard wines may be brilliant and excellent, but our company still stands for expressing the uniqueness and exceptionality of the entire Barolo region.”

Wine available
Wine Type Size Score Status Price

Pio Cesare Barbaresco Docg 2015 [case of 6 bottles]

Pio Cesare

Italy Piedmont Langhe

  • Red
  • 0,75ltx6
  • 95 js
  • IS
Red 0,75ltx6
95 js
IS
Price €306.00

Pio Cesare Barolo Docg 2015

Pio Cesare

Italy Piedmont Langhe

  • Red
  • 0,75lt
  • 96 js
  • IS
Red 0,75lt
96 js
IS
Price €53.00

Pio Cesare Barolo Docg 2016

Pio Cesare

Italy Piedmont Langhe

  • Red
  • 0,75lt
  • 95+ wa
  • IS
Red 0,75lt
95+ wa
IS
Price €49.00