Paitin Barbaresco Sori Paitin 2004 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Paitin Barbaresco Sori Paitin 2004 750ml
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Paitin Barbaresco Sori Paitin 2004

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Category Red Wine
Origin Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco
Brand Paitin

The Paitin winery, owned by the Pasquero-Elia family, was established in 1796 when Benedetto Elia purchased the farmhouse, wine cellar and surrounding vineyards from Luigi Pelissero. Benedetto’s son Giuseppe acquired the underground cellar and extended their vineyard holdings to the current 17 hectares. In 1893, the first Barbaresco Sori Paitin was produced and in 1898 the winery began exporting the wine commercially. The next important phase of the winery was in 1965 when Secondo Pasquero-Elia built a new wine cellar at the property and did a thorough replanting of the vineyards by massale selection. Secondo Pasquero-Elia, sadly passed away in 2020 but his sons, Giovanni and Silvano are currently running the winery along with Giovanni’s son Luca. 

The soil at Serraboella is a calcareous white clay with sandstone. Serraboella is a particularly steep hill facing south-southwest at 280 to 320 meters in elevation. From it, the Pasquero-Elia family produces three Barbaresco : a Serraboella bottling from the larger part of their Serraboella parcel, this Sori Paitin bottling from the most sun-exposed parcel (Sori in Piemontese means the spot of the hill most exposed to sun – where the snow melts first), and an old vine Riserva from the same parcel only in the best vintages. They also make a delicious Nebbiolo d’Alba from a vineyard at a house they own just outside of Alba and a fresh, elegant Langhe Nebbbiolo from the younger vines on the Serraboella hill. There is also a great, nuanced Barbera sourced from the eastern part of the Serraboella cru – the Barbera d’Alba “Serra” bottling.

In the vineyards, there is the utmost respect for nature and the winery farms organically (fully certified as of 2019). Silvano Pasquero-Elia, who mainly oversees vineyard work, has also been incorporating some biodynamic techniques though there are no plans for official certification. In the cellar, the winemaking follows a traditional protocol. That includes long macerations (3 to 8 weeks for the Barbareschi) and aging the wines in large, neutral botti, mainly Austrian from the famed cooperage Stockinger. In fact, for those with a long memory, the winery flirted briefly with some modern winemaking techniques in the 1990’s, though they didn’t like the results and returned relatively quickly to their classical roots.

What a glorious way to experience Barbaresco whether it is your first time, or you are already a Barbaresco and Barolo lover... we tasted and loved this 2004 at a special event at Nettie's in October 2022. It was still unbelievably fresh and energetic after all of these years. The aromas are divine and the palate is silky smooth and layered with flavor. The cases of 2004 Sori Paitin have been recently shipped directly from the Paitin cellars which helps explain its youthful condition. This is an amazing opportunity. Snatch up as many bottles as you can from us. 

Wine Advocate
  • wa92

The 2004 Barbaresco Sori Paitin is intense and powerful in its expression of dark fruit, spices, earthiness and tar. Made in a pure, bold style, it is one of the more closed, shut down 2004 Barbarescos and will require at least a few years in bottle before revealing its truest potential.

  • v91+

Good pure but subdued aromas of dark cherry, strawberry, licorice, flowers and minerals. Juicy and tightly wound; very closed today and hard to assess. But this is obviously dense and sweet, and finishes with broad tannins and a juicy quality. (bottled in the spring of 2007) 91+?

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