2014 Paitin Barbaresco Sori PaitinNebbiolo from Italy
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"Paitin has a long running history stretching back to 1796 –a time in Italy when Napoleon Bonaparte is marching on Milan while here at home George Washington is passing the rei...
- 95 Wine Spectator
95 Wine Spectator
"Intense aromas and flavors of pure cherry, raspberry and flowers introduce this silky, delicate red, which is firmly structured, with dusty, assertive tannins. Notes of tobacco and mineral are woven into the long, detailed aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2033." -Bruce Sanderson
"Paitin has a long running history stretching back to 1796 –a time in Italy when Napoleon Bonaparte is marching on Milan while here at home George Washington is passing the reins to John Adams, Jane Austen writes her first draft of Pride and Prejudice and Robert Burns composes Auld Lange Syne. Meanwhile these boys in Piedmont are busy focusing on wine growing.
Hundreds of years and many generations have unearthed a deep understanding and fine-tuned the family methods both in the vineyard and the winery –ultimately inspiring Secondo Pasquero-Elia to build a new cellar in 1965 and to gradually replant his vineyards to the best clonal selections particular to each and every parcel among their 42 acres under vine.
Today we still find Secondo Pasquero working in this cellar together with his sons Giovanni and Silvano. Since we first imported these directly to Minnesota eight years ago, Paitin has gone from strength to strength and for notable value.
Made from select Nebbiolo from 5.7 acres of the Paitin estate vineyard in Serraboella in the south of Neive. Planted to southwesterly, calcareous clay slopes between 1953 and 1984, these vines yield Nebbiolo of focus and concentration –enough in fact to warrant aging the wine 24 months in Slavonian oak casks. Nebbiolo as a variety really grows and shows best from Barbaresco and Barolo but where Barbaresco has Barolo beat in some respects is in approachability but let’s not kid ourselves; little tannic Nebbiolo buds early and ripens long and late, can harbor astringent tannins until many years under glass, and conveys a complexity that even rivals the greats of Burgundy. This is no exception, a Barbaresco of savory and appetizing complexity with a spicy, earthen pomegranate fragrance; rich, tightly grained tannins that beckon for cured meats and rich cheeses; and a haunting finish that carries on and on with woodsy scents of the forest floor." -Importer