The Pasquero Elia family have been producing wines from the Serraboella vineyard for 8 generations. Azienda Agicola Paitin dates back to 1796 when Benedetto Eila first purchased a farm including vineyards and wine cellar from Luigi Pellisero.
Now Paitin owns 17 hectares of vineyards, predominantly Nebbiolo with some Barbera, Dolcetto, Arneis, and strangely tiny bits of Riesling.
Barbaresco Serraboella 2013
The Serraboella (previously labelled as ‘Serra’) is the entry level Barbaresco of Paitin, made from 100% Nebbiolo from the 11 hectare Serraboella vineyard. The grapes used in this entry level Barbaresco predominantly comes from the west side of this vineyard. The 2013 Paitin Barbaresco Serraboella is the lightest of all their Barbaresco, cooler terroir, early harvest, it is clearly not as punchy as Sori Paitin (a discrete parcel within Serraboella). Annual production of approximately 10,000 bottles. 83/100
Barbaresco Sori Paitin 2013
The Sori Paitin is a concave vineyard located within the 11ha Serraboella vineyard, south-west side. The cooler terroir offers richer and more flavoursome grapes as the vines in Sori Paitin flowers earliest and harvest the latest. The Sori Paitin was aged in large Slavonian cask for 24 months. The 2013 Sori Paitin offers a deeper fragrant and more backbone. More meaningful flavours of red cherry, balsamic and spices. The annual production is 20,000 bottles. 85/100
Barbaresco Sori Paitin Vecchie Vigne Riserva 2011
The Sori Paitin Vecchie Vigne Riserva is the flagship wine of Paitin. The grapes of this Riserva comes from vines in Soir Paitin (a sub-section of Serraboella) that were planted in 1953. Similar to the Sori Paitin, they both offer a lovely depth and backbone. This Vecchie Vigne has a higher level of dry extract and expression. Aged 3 years in Slavonian oak. Annual production is 5,000 bottles. 86/100
Barbaresco Sori Paitin Vecchie Vigne Riserva 2004
The 2004 Sori Paitin Vecchie Vigne Riserva is seriously beautiful. It is a step up in quality from the 2011 Vecchie Vigne. Double magnum – It has an intense floral scent and lovely bouquet. Ripe and expressive dark cherry, perfectly ripe and carries a good weight, balanced sweet fruit and vibrant acidity.Aged 3 years in Slavonian oak. This 2004 is rounded and soft, a great wine to drink now and over the next decade or more. 89/100