Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Paje Riserva 2011
Pairs well with fresh egg pastas, risottos, whiite meats, red meats, venison and cheeses.
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Scents of roses, cherries and mint give this wine a lifted feeling that follows through with flavors of fleshy red berries and buoyant acidity. The Pajè cru enjoys cooling breezes from the Tanaro River, keeping the fruit fresh and contributing to this wine’s brisk acidity and aromatic elegance. Its firm texture and bright flavors hold as it gains notes of black tea and fennel, lending depth as the wine coasts to a long and lively finish.
Bold and full bodied, this opens with rather subtle aromas of chopped herb, dark-skinned berry and a whiff of star anise. The ripe palate is more expressive, doling out black raspberry, juicy morello cherry and baking spice set against a backbone of noble tannins.
You can smell the ripe grapes here. Undertones of cedar and sweet tobacco. Full body, velvety and soft tannins and a flavorful finish.
Founded in 1958, the priest of the village of Barbaresco, recognizing that the only way small properties could survive was by joining their efforts, gathered together nineteen small growers and founded the Produttori del Barbaresco. From its humble beginnings making the first three vintages in the church basement, Produttori del Barbaresco has grown to a 52 member co-operative with 250 acres of Nebbiolo vineyards in the Barbaresco appellation and an annual production of over 500,000 bottles. Its vineyards amount to almost 1/6 of the vineyards of the area. Each member is in full control of their land, growing Nebbiolo grapes with the skill and dedication they have honed over generations.
Playing a key role in elevating the quality level of Barbaresco over the years, Produttori del Barbaresco produces a simpler Nebbiolo Langhe, a Barbaresco blend and nine single vineyard wines produced in premier vineyards: Asili, Rabaja, Pora, Montestefano, Ovello, Paje, Montefico, Muncagota and Rio Sordo.