Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Pajé Riserva 2017 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Pajé Riserva 2017 750ml
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Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Pajé Riserva 2017

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Category Red Wine
Origin Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco
Brand Produttori del Barbaresco
Alcohol/vol 14.5%

The Pajè vineyard is 1.8 ha (4.5 acres) in size with a South West exposure at an elevation of 220 - 260 meters (720 – 850 feet). Owned by the Basso and Giordano families, this vineyard is a small bowl facing South/West and lies between the village itself and the famous Asili vineyard. Pajè is slightly lower in altitude and the vineyard is more open to the Tanaro River influence resulting in a cooler microclimate. The soil is limestone with high calcium level. In result the wine combines elegance and complexity with intense tannins and it is never shy in acidity. The latter makes Pajè somehow sharper and brighter in its first years, with lovely youthful fruit and flowery notes, almost minty in cooler vintages. Pajè is particularly attractive after some aging, when the wine still retains a fruitful and fresh palate. First vintage produced was 1967 as a small commemorative label for the "Cavalieri del Tartufo" association. Regular production started from the 1982 vintage. 

Look for intense mineral and spicy aromas, balanced ripe tannins and elegant finish. Pajè produces complex wines with bright, intense and lively fruit with balanced tannic finish. Food matches include fresh egg-pasta dishes, risotto, white and red meat, game and venison. 

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The 2017 Barbaresco Riserva Pajè is a fine choice for readers who enjoy wines of freshness, verve and energy. Dark fruit, menthol, spice, pine and crushed rocks are beautifully delineated. This is an especially chiseled wine in the range of 2017 Riservas. I very much like the balance of richness and vibrancy. In a word: classic.

Antonio Galloni, September 2021
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The 2017 Barbaresco Riserva Pajè is impressive on all fronts, but especially in terms of aromas. There's so much brightness here with red and purple fruits, rust and a dark note of clove or exotic spice. No element is out of place, but together they help to build the intensity of this balanced wine. It shows a soft, velvety texture, and perhaps there is a little more ripeness overall in this warm vintage. Production is 6,666 bottles.

Monica Larner, June 23, 2022
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Leads with a whiff of freshly mown hay, which leads to cherry, currant, tar and eucalyptus flavors. Linear and chewy, with hints of underbrush and iron on the lingering finish. Best from 2025 through 2042. 830 cases made, 100 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, October 31, 2022
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