2016 Pio Cesare, Barolo (RT 95) Wowsah, this exceptional Barolo will light up the night! Crafted from estate grown fruit from the great Serralunga vineyards of Ornato, La Serra & Briccolina, Grizane Cavour’s Gustava e Garretti, La Morra’s Roncaglie and Novello’s Ravera, this is a magically classic Barolo that embodies the textural variety of the region. Far more than the sum of its parts, like the Barbaresco it is also macerated for 25-30 days then aged for 30 months in French Botti with a small amount of barrique. Soaring aromatics rise tall, with notes of cherry, menthol, pomegranate and balsam that lead to a firm, but elegant mouthfeel that buttresses fresh acidity against sweet ripe tannin. Masterful winemaking that will age for decades. Drink now-2046+