This weekend, we lost the gregarious, passionate, ‘Lion of Piemonte’, Pio Boffa. I was fortunate to have tasted with him and visited the estate’s historic, incomparable cellars in Alba multiple times. Such a devastating loss for Piemonte.
Please check out Jeremey Parzen’s tribute: Italian wine world mourns loss of Barolo pioneer Pio Boffa.
The evening of his passing, we chose this bottle to honour his life and work, and as Monica Larner in her post warmly and succinctly stated: “It was important to have Pio Cesare on the table tonight.”
Tasting Notes: Brick red orange in colour, with evolving aromas of cherry, orange rind, dried rose petal, pine forest, clove, chestnut honey, campfire smoke. Cherry, strawberry, blood orange, smoky earth, sage, chocolate and fresh acidity glide across a backbone of polished, firm tannins. Cinnamon, cherry, clove, vanilla and a hint of lavender linger between each velveteen sip. Vibrant, dynamic, dashing.
Pio Cesare Barolo DOCG 1990