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The September 2022 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 9/22/2022 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #551. Pio Cesare Barolo Ornato 2010

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Region: Italy, Piedmont, Barolo.
Score: 96+ AG.
"The 2010 Barolo Ornato is quite possibly the best wine I have ever tasted from Pio Cesare's hillside site in Serralunga. Exotic, beguiling and constantly changing in the glass, the 2010 Ornato races across the palate with compelling nuance, brightness and energy. Red stone fruits, crushed rocks, orange peel, spices and white pepper all blossom from the glass in an exotic Barolo full of allure. The 2010 captures all of the mystique of what Serralunga is all about. This is a fabulous showing from Pio Boffa and the team at Pio Cesare. Pio Cesare is one of Barolo's historic wineries. Over the last few years, Pio Cesare has undergone a pretty remarkable transformation back to a much more classic style of winemaking. Today, the Barberas speak of fruit, not oak, while the Barbarescos and Barolos are more traditionally leaning than they have been in many, many years. Readers need only to taste the 2010 Barolo Ornato to get a sense of where things are heading. Once a virtually black, oaky Barolo built on pure concentration, today the Ornato is starting to tell a real story of place. How great of a vineyard is Ornato? No one really can know for sure yet, but if proprietor Pio Boffa keeps making wines like his 2010 we will have at least some idea in the near future." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, Aug 2014
Provenance: The Nantais Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $100

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