2020 Paitin, Nebbiolo d’Alba DOP, Ca Veja (RT 92+) With a deeper hue than its Nebbiolo brethren, the fruit here conveys a more serious side of Nebbiolo d’Alba with a bouquet of dark red cherry, red currants, deep thumping balsam and a whisp of wild herbs. The palate echoes the bouquet as dark cherry fruit offset by sweet acidity and ripe succulent tannins creates a character that keeps you returning to your glass for sip after sip. A lovely Nebbiolo that conveys great harmony, it’s name after a small hamlet in the Rivoli region of South Alba and here a combination of older vines and ageing for 18 months in neutral cask months creates a wine of enormous character. Perfect for mid-term cellaring, give it a little time to come together and demonstrate its true potential. Drink 2024-2032