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1998 Paitin de Pasquero(Elia) Barbaresco Sori Paitin

ITEM 8018998 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
freeze 1 $55 $55
3 $55
Item Sold Amount Date
I8067838 1 $50 Jan 16, 2022
I8066428 1 $51 Jan 16, 2022
I8065353 1 $50 Jan 16, 2022
I8043865 1 $50 Dec 26, 2021
I8018998 1 $55 Dec 5, 2021
I7995671 1 $55 Nov 7, 2021
I7986147 1 $60 Oct 31, 2021
I7986145 1 $51 Oct 31, 2021
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RATINGS

93Stephen Tanzer

...vibrant aromas of dark berries, violet, bitter chocolate and mint. Lush, fleshy and packed with fruit flavors; concentrated and mouthfilling. This manages superb richness and layered texture with no loss of clarity...

90Robert M. Parker Jr.

This exceptionally complex, dark ruby/garnet-colored 1998 offers gorgeous aromatics of cedar wood, Chinese black tea, cherries, smoke, and a whiff of creosote. Dense, fleshy, and voluptuous yet structured and brilliantly well-delineated.

2 BicchieriGambero Rosso

PRODUCER

Paitin de Pasquero(Elia)

Paitin de Pasquero is in Neive. The 43-acre estate was founded in the late 18th century by Benedetto Elia and it has remained in the family ever since. Today it is run by Secondo Pasquero-Elia and his sons Giovanni and Silvano. Paitin produces Barbera d’Alba, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto d’Alba and Arneis. Some 80,000 bottles are produced annually. Gambero Rosso, Italy’s leading wine journal, has frequently awarded 3 glasses, the journal’s highest rating, to Paitin’s Barbaresco Sori Paitin.

REGION

Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco

Barbaresco is one of the two most acclaimed DOCGs in Piedmont, the other being Barolo. Located just a few miles north of Barolo, Barbaresco is a small town of fewer than 700 people and 1,680 vineyard acres, making it less than half the size of the Barolo DOCG. The other communes in this DOCG of rolling hills are Neive and Treiso. As in Barolo, the DOCG requires that Barbaresco DOCG wines be 100% Nebbiolo, a grape thought of as the Pinot Noir of Italy. Records show that Nebbiolo was grown in the Piedmont as early as the 14th century, and despite being somewhat finicky – it is late to ripen and easily damaged by adverse weather --- Nebbiolo makes highly aromatic and powerful red wines. Until the mid-19th century Nebbiolos of Piedmont were vinified as sweet wines, though that ended in the late 19th century when a French oenologist was invited to Piedmont to show producers how to make dry reds. By the late 20th century respected producers were making outstanding Nebbiolos, as well as Nebbiolo blends that do not carry the DOCG label. Barbaresco was made a DOC in 1966 and upgraded to a DCOG in 1980. DOCG Barbaresco must be aged a minimum of two years, with a minimum of one year in wood. Barbarescos are regarded as more subtle and refined than Barolos, and more approachable when young.

TYPE

Red Wine, Nebbiolo, D.O.C.G.

This red grape is most often associated with Piedmont, where it becomes DOCG Barolo and Barbaresco, among others. Its name comes from Italian for “fog,” which descends over the region at harvest. The fruit also gains a foggy white veil when mature.