Paitin "Sori Paitin" Barbaresco Serraboella DOCG 2019 (Piedmont, Italy) - [WA 95+] [JD 94+] [VM 94] [WS 94] [WE 93]

Paitin "Sori Paitin" Barbaresco Serraboella DOCG 2019
(Piedmont, Italy) - [WA 95+] [JD 94+] [VM 94] [WS 94] [WE 93]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
The Sorì Paitin belongs to the Pasquero-Elia heirs since 1796. It is the Serraboella warmest slope, graced with unique soils that since ages is planted with Nebbiolo. Sorì means the first place where the snow melts with the first winter sun rays. Ancient rule to select the best plots for Nebbiolo. Serraboella is the most famous cru in the Southern Neive. A long hill exposed to West that gently bends towards South getting steeper. On this very side: the steepest and the warmest, our Barbaresco has a unique expression. Power, volume are laced by a elegant texture.


EXPOSURE AND ALTITUDE: South-West, 280-320 masl

GRAPE: 100% Nebbiolo

PLACE OF ORIGIN: Serraboella di Neive – LANGHE

TRAINING: Guyot, Planted in 1953-1980

VITICULTURE: Organic with the sole use of sulphur and copper natural compound, manual or mechanic mowing to avoid herbicides, harvest is exclusively manual.

VINIFICATION: Nebbiolo is all vinified with the same philosophy: subject to pressing and destemming then he ferments and macerate from 3 to 6 weeks in stainless steel, than it finishes the maceration with the ancient technique of the submerged cap. At the end of the winter he is brought to the wood barrels where he stays around 1 year and a half or 2 years when his structure asks. Barrels volume vary between 25 to 50 hectoliters, made of Slavonian and Austrian oak with an age of 15 years

SOIL: Sand and marl stratification called Formazioni di Lequio.

Ratings & Reviews:

95+ Points - Wine Advocate:
"Opening to a luminous garnet color, the Paitin 2019 Barbaresco Serraboella Sorì Paitin is delicate and fresh, but the wine is not without its inner power and consistency. It plays its cards carefully, thanks to a slow-moving bouquet characterized by redcurrant and tart cherry. It gains power on the palate with polished tannins and tight structure. Give this bottle a few more years to unwind. Exactly 13,293 numbered bottles were produced." - Monica Larner (Jun 2022)

94+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck: 
"Taking on a bit more depth and complexity, the 2019 Barbaresco Serraboella Sori Paitin offers up notes of anise, clove, orange zest, and raspberry compote. Maintaining a stylistic medium frame, it has a more apparent and notable structure, with ripe tannins and a bit of a grounded feel, with the rich mineral texture of crushed stones. It is a bit reserved at the moment and may very well develop beyond its current rating given time. I would recommend another couple of years in bottle and drinking over the following 15 years." (May 2023)

94 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2019 Barbaresco Sori Paitin captures all the energy of this site. Tense, nervy and in need of cellaring, the 2019 is not an easy wine to taste today, but its drive and intensely mineral personality are impossible to miss. Time in the glass brings out its presence and overall structure. There's a ton to look forward to, that much is pretty clear." - Antonio Galloni (Oct 2022)

94 Points - Wine Spectator:
"This red has a mineral streak running through it, with a distinctive graphite note permeating the cherry and raspberry core, plus earth, tobacco and menthol accents that add depth. Plays out on the finish with a taut, linear profile. Best from 2026 through 2045. 1,108 cases made, 380 cases imported." - BS (Dec 2022)

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Intensely spicy aromas recalling sandalwood and star anise join scents of botanical herb, violet and new leather on this fragrant red. The focused palate is still youthfully austere and primary, offering tart pomegranate, orange zest and licorice set against racy acidity and tight, close-grained tannins. Drink 2029–2044." - Kerin O'Keefe (Sep 2022)