The Pio Cesare 2018 Barbera d'Alba Superiore Fides Vigna Mosconi offer a complete package of Barbera aromas with black fruit, tilled earth and sweet plum or blackberry. This expression offers a larger span of aromas and flavors compared to many of its peers from this vintage. The cooler 2018 growing season was not a great friend to Barbera, a grape that prefers warmth and lots of sunshine. A slim 7,000 bottles of this vintage were produced.
This is a fantastic bottle of barbera from the excellent Mosconi vineyard that shows depth and finesse with compact fruit and polished tannins. It’s fullbodied yet tight and reserved. Extremely long and polished. Wonderful finish. Old vines. Drink or hold. 7,000 bottles made.
Starting with this vintage, this wine now shows a vineyard designate on the front label. The 2017 Barbera d’Alba Superiore Fides Vigna Mosconi offers a very specific bouquet that is rooted in dark ripe fruit on the one hand (with blackberry, black cherry, cassis and plum) and distinctive mineral notes on the other hand. It offers dark concentration and smooth intensity in terms of texture. I’d serve it with a steak and frites. Some 7,000 bottles were made.