2020 Barbaresco 'Serraboella' 95WA / 92VM
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95 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
With fruit from a celebrated site in the village of Neive with its rolling hills and wide panoramas, this is a lean and shiny ruby-colored wine. The Paitin 2020 Barbaresco Serraboella is ethereal and luminous in appearance; however, the aromas offer strength and a bold character. There is bright berry fruit, but the bigger takeaways are savory nuances of licorice, iris root and even an exotic note of teakwood or mahogany. This is an impeccably elegant wine with 10,000 bottles made. It stands out in this flight.
92 pts Vinous (Galloni)
The 2020 Barbaresco Serraboella is a powerful, driving wine. Readers will have to cellar the 2020, as it is quite focused and compact at this stage. Time brings out attractive floral and savory top notes to play off the brilliant fruit. The 2020 has closed down considerably since I tasted it last year, which is likely a good sign, for those who can wait.
- By Antonio Galloni on September 2023
Readers will find an expanding range at Paitin, including a number of new wines that are noteworthy. The 2021 Nebbiolo harvest started on October 6 and ended on the 14th, a fairly compact range by the estate’s historical standards. The wines spent anywhere from a few weeks to a month on the skins. Aging is around 18 months in cask for the Barbarescos, naturally a bit longer for the Riserva. I also had a chance to revisit the 2020 Barbarescos. I am happy to report those wines were as impressive as they were last year.
Winery: Serraboella is the most famous cru in the Southern Neive. A long hill exposed to West that gently bends towards the south getting steeper. On this very side: the steepest and the warmest, our Barbaresco has a unique expression. Power, volume are laced by a elegant texture. In our Barbaresco two vineyards contributes to this wine. The most mineral in character and the vineyard that shares a border with the Bricco.
VINEYARD: Sourced from a 2.8 hectare parcel in the Serraboella cru in Neive facing south-southwest at 250 to 320 meters elevation.
SOIL: Calcareous clay with Sandstone.
VITICULTURE: Hand-harvested. Practicing organic. Practicing biodynamic.
WINEMAKING: Fermented in stainless steel using the submerged cap method. 40-45 day maceration.
AGING: Aged for twenty months in Slavonian oak botti.