The Estate history started in 1796 when Benedetto Elia purchased it from Luigi Pellissero the farmstead with outlying wine cellar and vineyards. His son Giuseppe extended later vineyards and acquired the underground cellar, which dates back to XV century. Since 1898 the estate has been exporting wines and since1893 Barbaresco del Sori Paitin has been produced. The Estate started full activity in 1965 again with Secondo Pasquero-Elia, who built a new wine cellar, by gradually replanting vineyards and acquiring new vines. The wines in recent years have enjoyed a wonderful renaissance, in fact their quality has never been any higher and there is a purity and elegance in recent releases that make Paitin a top tier maker in the Langhe.
Deep, brooding style for a Barbaresco with dark cherry, spice, suede and submerged floral and dried herb notes. Medium bodied, but tense and well-packed, has a kind of high cocoa dark chocolate bitterness and flavour, suede tannin and savoury almost ferrous thing going on, and a finish that’s long and stretched out by tannin and juicy liquorice. Wonderful wine. Needs a huge decant if doing a ‘road test’, or just leave it alone for quite a few years. Tasted: Nov 17; Alcohol: 14%; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2023-2033+; Rated: 95 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
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