A linear and firm white with sliced apples, light vanilla and cream. Medium body, a light phenolic texture and a flavorful yet focused finish. Shows complexity and seriousness. Drink or hold.
The 2015 Langhe Chardonnay Piodilei is slowly coming into its own, although it needed a few more months of bottle time when I tasted it. Fruit comes from Treiso in large part with some from Serralunga d'Alba. The wine is fermented in oak and it ages on the lees until June following the harvest. It undergoes partial malolactic fermentation, and for this reason it never shows outright butteriness or creaminess. The bouquet releases opulent tones of apricot and tangerine skin with toasted almond on the close. This wine will be released in September.
The use of oak is subtle, with hints of toast and spice shading the apple and lemon flavors. This white is lean and ends with a bitter grapefruit note. Drink now through 2020. 250 cases imported.
Spicy, creamy, intense, soft, long aftertaste, sweet fruit, hot and ripe, still very fresh, elegant touch of oak. Long life. Produced in very small quantity.
Piodilei has been produced by the Pio Cesare Family since 1985 vintage. It represents our desire to produce a white wine from our own vineyards in the Barbaresco and Barolo with the same body, complexity and ageing potential of the great reds historically produced in those areas.
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