Cascina Luisin Barbaresco 'Paolin'

$114.00
6 + $102.60 each
12 + $95.19 each
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Variety

Nebbiolo

Vintage

2019

Size

750ml

Country

Italy

Region

Barbaresco

Description

‘Paolin’ is predominantly (90%) from a relatively cool and elevated cru called Basarin in Neive – a cru renowned for its minerality. The exposure is southerly and vine age is 42 years on average. Fermentation and maceration takeplace slowly in concrete vats for around 40 days with regular pump-overs, followed by maturation in Stockinger Slavonian oak for 30 months. It shows a degree of delicacy, no doubt due to the site, with elegant aromas of rose, cherry and sweet spice. Slightly darker fruit characters come through on the palate: blueberry, blackberry and even blackcurrant. Savoury, cedar-like flavours play a part, and the spiciness of the bouquet is evident once again. Tannins are gently firm and there’s a minerality that runs right through the palate and lingers on the finish. The overall balance makes this approachable now, but of course, being from the 2019 vintage, its best years lie ahead.

Pale ruby. Lifted, bright and fresh with fine savoury crushed raspberry. Elegant and with great freshness and playfulness and fine, long tannins. 17++ (WS) JANCIS ROBINSON