Thursday, April 10, 2014

Italian Wine Dinner

Photos by Ellyna Tjohnardi

THE Dharmawangsa Jakarta in collaboration with Pio Cesare wine hosted an Italian Wine Dinner featuring one of the best wines from Piedmont region paired with the signature dishes specially prepared by Executive Chef Vindex Tengker and team, April 2nd, 2013.


Menu


Appetizer
Wagyu beef carpaccio with “sous vide“ radicchio, aged grana padano and balsamic reduction
Barbera D’alba, 2010

Soup
Green peas soup with parmesan scallop gratin and caviar
Gavi, 2011

Fish
Chilean Seabass, stewed fennel and leek with garlic foam and ginger-lemongrass scented carrot puree
Barolo DOCG, 2008

Meat
Veal tenderloin, thyme scented potato, sauteed porcini and tomato marmalade
Barbaresco il Brico DOCG, 2007

Dessert
Lemon curd and mascarpone ice cream on ginger breton and soft meringue
Moscato D’Asti, 2011








Pio Cesare


The Pio Cesare winery was founded in 1881 by our great-grandfather Cesare Pio. He was one of the very first wine producers to believe in the great potential and quality of Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera and in the other great wines of Piemonte. Cesare Pio in the second portion of 1800s, was among the very first winemakers to produce these wines with a philosophy that was dedicated to the terroir and the strictest quality of the wine.

For five generations, the Pio Cesare family has been producing traditional Piemontese wines in its ancient cellars, located in the center of the town of Alba. The cellars walls date back to the Roman Empire period, 50 B.C. Recently, significant investments have been made to rebuild and restructure the cellars and the winery's facilities.

A new fermentation cellar was built with a new racking by gravity area and a new barrel ageing room, 12 meters underneath the existing building and the Roman Walls. A brand new bottling and labelling equipment was installed in a newly built portion of the winery

Pio Cesare owns more than 50 hectares (130 acres) of vineyards, located in the most highly rated and better exposed areas. Within the Barolo region, the "Ornato" Estate and the "Colombaro" Vineyard (in Serralunga d’Alba), the "Gustava" Estate (in Grinzane Cavour), the "Roncaglie" (in La Morra) and "Ravera" (Barolo-Novello). Within the Barbaresco territory, the "Il Bricco" Estate and the "San Stefanetto" Vineyard in Treiso  Other selected vineyards are located in the communes of Diano d’Alba, Sinio and Trezzo.

In addition to is own vineyards, Pio Cesare has fostered long-term relationships with growers for several generations and manages all aspects of viticulture in these vineyards. These growers have been selling grapes to the family for generations.


The wines are fermented and aged using both modern winemaking techniques in tandem with the most traditional methods of the region. After an appropriate ageing in large casks and barriques of different French oaks the wines are bottle-aged before their release. All these elements contribute to the continuously high quality of the wines of Pio Cesare, while paying tribute to the vines and to the terroir.

The production of the wines of Pio Cesare is intentionally limited in order to maintain their high quality. Year after year, the wines are ranked among the world's best and most highly regarded.

The winery's dedication to quality and respect for tradition and terroir, has allowed Pio Cesare to reach a prominent position among the wine producers of Piemonte. The wines are found in the top restaurants and hotels around the world and are known and respected by the finest wine lovers and collectors.

Vineyards
Pio Cesare ownes more than 50 hectares (130 acres) of vineyards, located in the most highly rated and better exposed areas. Within the Barolo region, the "Ornato" Estate and the "Colombaro" Vineyard (in Serralunga d'Alba), the "Gustava" Estate (in Grinzane Cavour), the "Roncaglie" (in la Morra) and "Ravera" (in Barolo-Novello). Within the Barbaresco territory, the "Il Bricco" Estate and the "San Stefanetto" Vineyards in Treiso. Other selected vineyards are located in communes of Diano d'Alba, Sinio and Trezzo Tinella.


In addition to his own vineyards, Pio Cesare has fostered long term relationships with growers for several generations and manages all aspects of viticultures in these vineyards. The growers have been selling grapes to the family for generations.

(Source: http://www.piocesare.it/ Photos: Ellyna Tjohnardi)