A single vineyard Barolo from very ripe grapes of three different plots of the family-owned Ornato Estate in Serralunga d'Alba, one of the top vineyards in the whole Barolo area.
Fermented in stainless steel with skin contact for 15 days, it ages in medium toasted French oak for 36 months. 70% in new barriques and 30% in a 25 hectoliters casks.
"Pio Cesare's 2011 Barolo Ornato is an opulent and exuberant wine that delivers all the fullness, roundness and soft ripeness of the vintage. Ornato is designed as a softer expression of Nebbiolo (it sees 18 months in barrique plus one year in traditional oak cask). This richer style suits the wine very well in 2011. It peels back to reveal deep layers of black cherry, blackberry preserves, spice and leather. It will lose some of its baby fat with five years or more in the cellar."
93 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015