Welcome! This is our Pio Cesare Il Bricco Barbaresco review.
Pio Cesare Il Bricco Barbaresco is a red wine made from Nebbiolo grapes grown in the Barbaresco DOCG area in Piedmont, Italy.
It is a single vineyard wine produced from the Il Bricco vineyard, located in the village of Treiso.
This wine is aged for several years in oak barrels and in the bottle, resulting in a complex and elegant wine.
Find below our Pio Cesare Il Bricco Barbaresco full review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity, and where you can buy it.
Our Pio Cesare Il Bricco Barbaresco Review
Pio Cesare Il Bricco Barbaresco review: What's its color?
Pio Cesare Il Bricco Barbaresco has a pale garnet color, when swirled, the wine leaves long and slow legs on the glass, indicating its full-bodied nature.
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Pio Cesare Il Bricco Barbaresco taste like?
Pio Cesare Il Bricco Barbaresco is entirely made from Nebbiolo grapes and aged for about 30 months in small French oak barrels.
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On the nose, it is intense and complex, with aromas of red fruit, such as cherries and raspberries, along with floral notes of violets and rose petals.
There are also hints of spices, such as cinnamon and clove, as well as earthy notes of leather and tobacco.
Is Pio Cesare Il Bricco Barbaresco sweet?
No, it’s not sweet. Pio Cesare Il Bricco Barbaresco wine is a dry wine.
Dry wine contains less than 15 g/L.
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Pio Cesare Il Bricco Barbaresco review: Which food pairs well with it?
Pio Cesare Il Bricco Barbaresco pairs well with a range of dishes, including roasted meats, such as lamb and beef.
It pairs also very well with rich and hearty pasta dishes, such as mushroom risotto, beef ragù or truffle tagliolini.
The wine also pairs well with aged cheeses, such as Parmigiano Reggiano, and dark chocolate.
Pio Cesare Il Bricco Barbaresco review: What's its alcohol content?
Pio Cesare Il Bricco Barbaresco wine’s alcohol content is 14.5%.
In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.
There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.
During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.
Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.
How many calories are in a glass of Pio Cesare Il Bricco Barbaresco wine?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture  a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have a higher calories per glass than a wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per grams vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per grams of carbs, which include sugar.
What is Cantina Pio Cesare?
Here is an extract from a review on Cantina Pio Cesare:
“The Pio Cesare winery was founded in 1881, by Cesare Pio.
He was a very successful entrepreneur and was inspired to produce a small and select quantity of wines from the hills of Barolo and Barbaresco for himself, his family, friends, and customers.
Cesare Pio was dedicated to the terroir of the Piedmont region and to producing wines of the highest quality.“
Pio Cesare Il Bricco Barbaresco is a complex and elegant wine that showcases the best of Nebbiolo grapes grown in the Barbaresco DOCG area.
Its intense and complex aromas, full-bodied palate, and long finish make it an ideal wine to pair with hearty meat dishes and aged cheeses.
While it can be enjoyed now, it also has the potential to age and develop further complexity over the years.
If you’re a fan of Nebbiolo wines, Pio Cesare Il Bricco Barbaresco is definitely worth trying.
Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!
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