“Ornato” Barolo Docg 2006 – Pio Cesare

“Ornato” Barolo

GRAPE VARIETY: NEBBIOLO 100 %

VINEYARDS: A single vineyards Barolo from very ripe grapes of three
different plots of the famous Pio’s Family-owned Ornato
Estate in Serralunga d’Alba, one of the top vineyards in the
whole Barolo area.

VINIFICATION: Fermented in stainless steel with skin contact for 15 days.
AGEING: In mid toasted French oak for 36 months. 70% in new
barriques and 30% in a 25 hectoliters casks.

TASTING NOTES: This is a very rich Barolo, dense, with supple
tannins, full concentrated ripe fruit, elegant and
powerful, with an extremely long life. Produced in
small quantities and only in excellent vintages.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. was a great experience drinking it….

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  2. Reblogged this on Sassi Italy Tours and commented:
    As good as this sounds…I want to go try it at the source and get lost in Piemonte.

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  3. Wine Spectator – Bruce Sanderson – March 31, 2011

    93 Points “A touch of wood adds warmth and spice, with vanilla and smoke notes accenting black cherry, licorice and leather flavors. The muscular tannins add power to this Barolo’s well-toned profile.”

    Wine Spectator Insider – Bruce Sanderson – January 05, 2011

    93 Points “A touch of wood adds warmth and spice, with vanilla and smoke notes accenting black cherry, licorice and leather flavors. The muscular tannins add power to this Barolo’s well-toned profile.”

    The Wine Advocate – Antonio Galloni – December 2010

    94 Points “The estate’s 2006 Barolo Ornato expresses the power and masculinity of Serralunga in a rich, opulent style packed with dark fruit. The Ornato shows marvelous concentration and vibrancy, with added layers of dimension from the French oak. It is a fascinating wine to contrast with the straight Barolo, as each of these 2006s reveals a different shade of nuance. There is a marvelous intensity to the fruit, along with substantial grip on the finish.”

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