Paitin Starda Langhe Nebbiolo 2019
Sourced from estate vineyards in the Starda parcel on the Bricco di Neive cru with Southwest exposure at 260-280 meters in elevation. Soil is Calcareous clay and sandstone. Hand-harvested. Practicing organic. Practicing biodynamic. Fermented in stainless steel using the submerged cap (cappello sommerso) method with 30-35 day maceration. Aged for twelve months in Slavonian oak botti.
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Dried cherry and wild strawberry on the nose, with a pleasant mushroomy edge to the fruit. Medium-bodied with a tight bead of nebbiolo fruit riding the fine, firm tannins. Finishes tight and firm. Enjoyable to drink now, despite the firm tannins, but will be better from 2023.
The history of Paitin begain in 1796 when Benedetto Elia bought this estate with its wine cellar and vineyards. his son Guiseppe enlarged the vineyards and later bought the underground cellars, which date to the 1400s.
Since 1898 we have been exporting wine and since 1893 we have been producing Barbaresco del Sori Paitin.
In 1965 Secondo Pasquero restarted the winery and built a new cellar and replanted the vineyards and bought more as well.
Attracting the most glory, prestige and fame to the Piedmont region, Nebbiolo in all of its expressions—Barolo, Barbaresco, Roero, Ghemme and Gattinara—creates a complex wine, truly unique for its delicate qualities combined with strength and a great potential to improve over time.
But Nebbiolo isn’t all there is to red wine from Piedmont! Barbera is the most planted variety and historically most popular as a dependable, food-friendly, everyday wine.
Beyond these two, a surprising number of red varieties call Piedmont their home. Worth a try include Dolcetto for its bold concentration and aromas of spice cake. Other grapes to investigate include Freisa, Croatina, Brachetto, Grignolino and Pelaverga.