Paitin 2018 "Starda", Langhe Nebbiolo, Piemonte, Italy
Winemaker: Giovanni and Silvano Pasquero
Terroir: The Starda site is cooler and the vines here are younger, allowing them to produce what the winery calls the 'alter ego' to their Barbarescos.
Vinification: Fermented in vertical tanks for 9 days with indigenous yeast.
Aging: Aged in large Slovanian oak barrels for 12-15 months.
Bricco di Neive is located 2 miles South-east of the Commune of Neive, nestled in the picturesque hillside area some 1.000 feet above sea level.The winery started in 1796, when Benedetto Elia purchased 5 acres of vineyard in Bricco di Neive planted in Nebbiolo and Barbera. 30 years later he purchased the house, the cellar and 5 more acres of Nebbiolo.
The wines were sold in barrels for years until his nephew, Giuseppe, in 1890, built the “new” section of the winery, started in the 15th century, and bottled the first Barbaresco, Nebbiolo and Barbera.
In 1948 Secondo Pasquero Elia, took over the winery, and started to replant. A vineyard planted in 1953, produces the flag ship Barbaresco Vecchie Vigne Riserva. In the 1980’s Secondo’s sons, Giovanni and Silvano, joined the winery and in 1994 bought a small estate in Alba where the Nebbiolo d’Alba Ca Veja is produced. At this location, they also run a Bed & Breakfast with 6 apartments in a 16th century farmhouse.