About This Wine
Winemaking at Paitin di Pasquero-Elia dates back to 1796.
The first Barbaresco produced at the estate came not quite 100 years later, in 1893. Today, Secondo Pasquero oversees the cellar, joined by his sons Giovanni and Silvano.
With so much history from which to draw, it’s easy to see why Paitin di Pasquero-Elia is able to craft such stunning renditions of Barbaresco, which is made from the Nebbiolo grape... sometimes “assisted” by Dolceto and/or Barbera. In its earliest days, Barbaresco was made in a sweet style, and used primarily for celebrations. Dry renditions were introduced during the 1800s.
The 2008 vintage from Paitin di Pasquero-Elia is a rich and concentrated wine that deliciously melds fruit and earth impressions in the nose and on the palate. It makes a wonderful companion to red meat dishes, as well as Italian fare such as lasagna. And it comes from a family that, quite obviously, honors its winemaking heritage.
- Grape Composition:100% Nebbiolo
- Grape Source:Barbaresco Growing Region of Italy
- Aromas & Flavors:Raspberry, Strawberry, Leather & a Hint of Herbs
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing Suggestionred meat dishes, or lasagna.
An attractive mix of sweet fruit, oak spice and dense, ripe tannins set the stage for blackberry, bilberry, vanilla and fruitcake flavors. The tannins are firm, but this is beautifully balanced and very long and spicy. Best from 2010 through 2022. 240 cases imported.