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2008 Pio Cesare Barbaresco DOCG, Piedmont, Italy

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $58   From: $50   To: $63

Search Rank 2365 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 2365th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 2469th

Score: 91   When to drink: 2014 to 2022
The Wine-Searcher score of 91/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
92/100    
90-92/100    
91/100   2014 to 2022
90/100    
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Grape Variety

Nebbiolo is a black-skinned red wine grape variety most famous for creating the "tar and roses" scent of Barolo wines from Piedmont, northwestern Italy. The grape's very name is evocative of its home among the misty foothills of the western Alps; the nebbia (Italian for "fog") after which it is named frequently arrives on early October mornings, when the Nebbiolo harvest is in full swing.

Most strains of Nebbiolo demonstrate a good resistance to botrytis and although early forms of Barolo were made in a sweet style, this was due to struggling ferments rather than the effects of botrytis. Unfortunately, the vine showed little or no resistance to phylloxera when the louse spread its devastation across Europe in the 1860s an ...more


Region
  • Barbaresco is one of the great wines of the Piedmont region in north-western Italy. Historically it was called Nebbiolo di Barbaresco (Nebbiolo being the grape it's made from) and was used by the Austrian General Melas to celebrate his victory over the French in 1799. Only in the middle of the 19th century was the wine we know today vinified into a dry style.

    This aristocratic red was awarded its DOCG classification in 1980. Its vineyards are situated in the Langhe, on the right-hand side of the Tanaro river and extending from the area north-east of Alba to the communes of Barbaresco, Nieve and Treiso, as well as San Rocco S ...more

  • Piedmont, in the far north-west of Italy, enjoys an unrivaled seat among the world's very finest wine regions. It is the home of more DOCG wines than any other Italian region, among them such well-known and respected names as Barolo, ...more

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