Pio Cesare Ornato Barolo 2009/2010 (750 ml)
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Pio Cesare Ornato Barolo 2009/2010 (750 ml)

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The 2009 Barolo Ornato, on the other hand, shows a “modern” approach with softer fruit layers and thicker, velvety texture. The fact that the fruit is sourced in the Serralunga d’Alba township (known for more opulent wines) underlines the wine’s open and overt personality. Given the vintage, I’d apply a shorter drinking window to this wine. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022.

93+ points from Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Executed in a bolder style, the 2010 Barolo Ornato is born in the Serralunga d’Alba township where Nebbiolo tends to show more structure, power and density. Indeed, the richness smoothness and overall opulence of the 2010 vintage is irresistible. This is an elegant and articulate wine that boasts a long aromatic range, spanning from berry fruit to ethereal balsam oil. Yet, all the while, it shows the spicy endnotes and softness of barrel aging. Barolo Ornato is aged in new barrique (70%) and large casks. It’s almost ready to drink out of the gate. Drink: 2015-2028.

94 points from Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Winery Notes:

From a small selection of “nebbioli” from our family-owned vineyards of Cascina Ornato in Serralunga d'Alba one of the most historical and prestigious areas of the entire Barolo region very well known for great structure and longevity.

Ageing In oak “botti” for about 30 months; a small amount in French oak for the first 18 months.

Great structure, concentration, ripe fruit, soft tannins and tobacco. May be appreciated immediately, but with a very long life. Produced in small quantities.