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"One of the highlights in this series, the 2015 Barbaresco Riserva Pajè is marked by bright acids and expressive veins of spiciness that lend a much needed kick of energy to a core of translucent Nebbiolo fruit. Dark cherry, menthol, licorice, dried flowers and pine all develop in the glass. The combination of ripeness and saline-infused energy makes the Pajè one of the more complete wines in this range. There is so much to admire here." - Vinous Media
"Warm berries, rhubarb and pot pourri, new leather and warm spice. Big flavour, big swish of grippy, earthy tannins, finishes bergamot tea-like and very chewy. Lots of mouth-watering rose hip tea going on, chunky and booze soaked cherries chime in. Boozey, yep. Quite abrupt rush to the tannin wall that closes. Beautiful tannins are the final message." - Wine Front
"Barbaresco DOCG is produced every year from the 100 hectares of vineyards controlled by the Produttori within the appellation, mainly in the Barbaresco village itself.
In the best vintages, the historical crus are vinified separately. This vineyard is a small bowl facing South/West and it lies between the Barbaresco village itself and the famous Asili vineyard. Paje is slightly lower in altitude and the vineyard is more open to the Tanaro River influence resulting in a cooler microclimate.
The wine combines elegance and complexity with intense tannins and it is never shy in acidity. The latter makes Paje somehow sharper and brighter in its first years, with lovely youthful fruit and flowery notes, almost minty in cooler vintages.
Paje is particularly attractive after some ageing, when the wine still retains a fruitful and fresh palate. First vintage produced was 1967 as a small commemorative label for the "Cavalieri del Tartufo" association. Regular production started from the 1982 vintage." - Produttori del Barbaresco