2020 Paitin, Barbaresco DOCG, Serraboella (RT93) Sourced from grapes grown on the east facing side of the Serraboella ridge, 10,000 bottles of this younger vine Barbaresco were produced. The is the palest of the Barbaresco’s, leaning toward a rose petal hue, yet delivers impressive heft and power. Captivating notes of mentholated red cherry, spiced red plum, cranberry, hints of dried herbs and chalk dust dominate the bouquet. The palate delivers fresh, tasty fruit, perfectly ripe and precisely articulated, bright fresh acidity and lovely, yet defining tannins. The structure of this bottling is still emerging. The winemaking demonstrates superb attention to detail, even in this youngest vine Barbaresco in their line-up. This Barby is very well priced and on par with Produttori’s Classico Barbaresco (aka Torre). I would put it up any day of the week against that wine, one which is produced in a monstrous scale (250,000+ bottles/vintage) and lacks the attention to detail found here. Drink 2026-2040+