29 Sep Italian Master Class Oct. 10th
Piedmont Master Class with Giovanni Pasquero Elia of La Cantina Paitin
Monday, October 10th
6 to 7:30pm
$35 per person
Please call 314.863.6282 for reservations
We have a very special event coming up on Monday, October 10th with Giovanni Pasquero Elia, owner of La Cantina Paitin, one of our favorite producers in Piedmont. Paitin Estate history started in 1796 when Benedetto Elia purchased from Luigi Pellissero the farmstead with outlying wine cellar and vineyards. His son Giuseppe extended later vineyards and acquired the underground cellar, dating back to the 15th century. The Estate started full activity in 1965 again with Secondo Pasquero-Elia, Giovanni’s father. Giovanni will be guiding a lucky few through a tasting of the family’s current releases, paired with cheese and charcuterie from our cheese department.
Vinous Media’s Antonio Galloni on Paitin:
“Paitin is one of the very few estates in Piedmont where every wine – from top to bottom – is worth your consideration. Consistency across the entire range is one of the criteria that separates the very best estates from the merely excellent.”
2014 Paitin Dolcetto d’Alba “Sori Paitin”
On Sale $14.99
The 2014 Dolcetto d’Alba is an attractive, light-weight wine with dark shades of varietal nuance and solid balance within the context of a year in which Dolcetto struggled.
Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
2012 Paitin Barbera d’Alba “Campolive”
On Sale $21.99
A soft, open-knit wine, the 2012 Barbera d’Alba Campolive is an excellent choice for drinking over the next few years. Here, too, the stylistic shift at Paitin is evident. Once a big, bombastic, Barbera, the Campolive is now restrained and much more classic in style. The 2012 spent a total of 18 months in cask.
90 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
2013 Paitin Nebbiolo d’Alba “Ca Veja”
On Sale $20.99
“The 2013 Langhe Nebbiolo is a pretty, open-knit wine with plenty of near-term appeal. The style is round, succulent and generous, with considerable body for a wine of this vintage. Crushed flowers, sweet tobacco, berries and mint add the closing shades of nuance.”
90-92 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
2011 Paitin Barbaresco Sori Paitin DOCG
On Sale $23.99 375ml 1/2 bottle only
The 2011 Barbaresco Sorì Paitin is constantly changing in the glass. At times light on its feet, while in other moments much more powerful, the 2011 is a wine of contrasts. This is another ample, intensely structured Barbaresco from Paitin full of personality and the breadth that is typical of this part of Neive, where the wines are often quite broad. Sweet red cherries, tobacco, incense and earthiness are some of the many aromas and flavors add complexity over time. The 2011 spent 24 months in new casks. Far from an easygoing 2011, the Sorì Paitin is going to need time in bottle, the only question is how much.
94 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
2012 Paitin Barbaresco Sori Paitin DOCG
On Sale $39.99 750ml
Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, mint and leather are some of the notes that emerge from the 2012 Barbaresco Sorì Paitin. The Sorì Paitin is quite a bit more complex than it was from barrel, largely because the bottled wine is composed of approximately 30% wine that was originally destined for the Vecchie Vigne. As a result, this is one of the few 2012s I tasted that has real upside potential, even if it is relatively approachable today.
93 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media