A recent visit to the Paitin estate in Neive was full of delicious wines and fascinating history. The Pasquero-Elia family has been working these vineyards since 1796, and bottling the wines as Barbaresco for more than a century, even before their village officially joined Barbaresco. Three generations of the family are at work today in the vineyards and cellar, working organically and crafting Nebbiolo wines with equal power and grace.
What importer Polaner Selections has to say about this wine...
VINTAGE2011BOTTLE SIZES750 MLCOUNTRYItalyREGIONPiedmontAPPELLATIONBarbarescoWINE TYPERedVARIETALSNebbioloORGANICPracticingBIODYNAMICPracticingVINEYARDSourced from a .9 hectare parcel of old vines within the Sori Paitin parcel on Serraboella.SOILCalcareous clay with Sandstone.VITICULTUREHand-harvested. Practicing organic. Practicing biodynamic.VINIFICATIONFermented in stainless steel using the submerged cap (cappello sommerso) method. 40-50 day maceration.AGINGAged for thirty-six months in Austrian oak botti.
Earthy , Elegant , Tannic