Estate: One of the oldest wineries in Barbaresco, the Pasquero-Elia family has been making wine for over 200 years in Piemonte, northeastern Italy. A producer of classic, traditional Barbaresco, they have old vine vineyards in the most legendary, historical crus in Barbaresco. The 17 hectares of vineyards are farmed organically [certified 2019] and with biodynamic methods. Today, 3 generations of the family are working side by side, Secondo in the cellar, with his sons Giovanni and Silvano, along with Giovanni’s son Luca.
Winemaking: From younger vines in the Starda parcel/vineyard in the Bricco di Neive cru in Barbaresco, with silty/loam soil over a layered calcareous marl substrate. Fermented in stainless steel using the submerged cap (cappello sommerso) method for 30- 35 days, aged in big Slavonian oak “botti” for 12 months. The estate refers to ‘Starda’ as “the alter ego of our Barbaresco. Less warmer spot and younger vines give birth to much delicate and approachable wines”.
Tasting Notes: Transparent ruby in colour, with aromas of cherry, black cherry peppery spice, licorice, wildflowers and a trace of eucalyptus. Grippy tannins and fresh acidity provide the backbone to silky layers of cherry, raspberry, white pepper, earth and woods. Tobacco, black cherry and spice diffuse across the lengthy finish.
Langhe Nebbiolo DOP
Estate Bottled by Paitin