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2014 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pajè
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- ABV 14%
- Closure: Cork
This vineyard is in a small bowl facing South/West and it lies between the village itself and the famous Asili vineyard. Pajè is slightly lower in altitude and the vineyard is more open to the Tanaro River influence, resulting in a cooler microclimate. The soil is limestone with a high calcium level. As a result the wine combines elegance and complexity with intense tannins and it is never shy in acidity. Pajè seems sharper and brighter in its first years, with lovely youthful fruit and flowery notes, almost minty in cooler vintages and is particularly attractive after some ageing, when the wine still retains a fruitful and fresh palate.
Beams of minerality and salinity cut through a core of dense, dark fruit in the 2014 Barbaresco Riserva Pajè. Deeply pitched and tannic, the 2014 is a super-classic, youthfully austere Barbaresco that is going to need time to be at its best. Readers should expect a firm, structured Barbaresco. The finish alone is striking. Crushed rocks, minerals, sage and lavender add nuance to this chiseled, finely sculpted Barbaresco. Readers who can find it should not hesitate.
Antonio Galloni - Vinous
The 2014 Barbaresco Riserva Pajè is one tiny degree darker in color saturation compared to the expression from the Pora vineyard. (I tasted these single-vineyard Riserva wines moving up the intensity gradient in the order suggested by the estate). This wine offers a slightly softer, rounder and richer quality of fruit. On the palate, those red fruit flavors are long lasting and thick in textural richness. This wine is beautiful straight out of the gate.
Monica Larner - Wine Advocate #243 (Jun 2019)
Fragrant, this red reveals rose, strawberry, cherry, white pepper and mineral aromas and flavors. Sleek and elegant, with fine harmony and expression. The firm structure provides definition and drives the lingering finish. Best from 2021 through 2038.