Sottimano Barbera d'Alba Pairolero 2015
Wine SpectatorDark tones of black cherry, plum and chocolate mark this brooding red. The dense texture and dusty tannins suggest this will evolve over the next several years. Fine length. Drink now through 2023. 1,000 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe delightful 2015 Barbera d'Alba Superiore Pairolero offers rich smoothness and ripe fruit intensity. The Barbera grape loves a warm vintage, and that's exactly what it gets here. You can almost feel the happiness radiating off the dark fruit at the core. Only 10% of the wine is aged in new oak barrels. Some 12,000 bottles were made, and the wine offers terrific value. Pairolero is a blend of fruit from the Basarin and San Cristoforo vineyards in Neive.