This estate has 14 ha of vines and produce ca 80.000 bottles per year. Federico, which I met earlier this year in Stockholm, took great care of me and poured these beautiful wines.
A fresh, steely nose with notes of lemon licorice, grass and white pepper. Very good.
The taste is pure and fine with a good mineral touch and a cleansing acidity.
87p (tasted 2022/09)
2020 Barbera d´Alba
A very nice, open nose with notes of ripe raspberries, tobacco and Finnish licorice. Very, very good.
The taste is juicy and fine with notes of licorice, fresh herbs and raspberries. A very fine acidity.
89p (tasted 2022/09)
2020 Barbera d´Alba Superiore
The grapes comes from Ginestra. The nose is very deep and concentrated with notes of wild raspberries, pipe tobacco, forest floor and a fine perfumed note.
The taste is taut and multi layered with lovely fruit, a crisp acidity and a finish that goes on and on. Very fine.
93p (tasted 2022/09)
2020 Nebbiolo d´Alba Roè
A fine, spicy nose with notes of cool cherries, sun warm rocks and hints of cigarette smoke. Very, very good.
The taste is nicely structured with silky tannins and a fine cherry and licorice fruit. 2+ years.
88p (tasted 2022/09)
2019 Langhe Nebbiolo Ruri
A large scaled, tight nose with notes of ripe cherries, plums, hot earth and violets. Deep and fine.
The taste is structured and fine with notes of ripe cherries, undergrowth and rosehips. 4+ years.
90p (tasted 2022/09)
2018 Barolo Commune del Monforte Ca´d´Nalin
A deep, cool nose with notes of dried strawberries, Christmas spices, forest floor and rosehips. Very, very good.
The taste is tight and focused with notes of red cherries, licorice, fir wood and spices. Very handsome. 5+ years.
92p (tasted 2022/09)
2018 Barolo Ginestra
A tight, concentrated nose with depth and focus. Lovely notes of dark cherries, mushrooms, asphalt and ripe flowers. Very fine.
The taste is racy and refined with lots of dark, ripe fruit, taut tannins and a long, long finish. A fine future. 7+ years.
93p (tasted 2022/09)
2016 Barolo Riserva Vigna Pajana
A very deep, layered nose with notes of asphalt, dried cherries, autumn leaves, dried flowers and incense. Lovely.
The taste is taut and aristocratic with a great backbone, gorgeous cherry fruit, polished tannins and a long, seamless finish. Great wine. 6+ years.
95p (tasted 2022/09)
I also had the opportunity to taste the wines below from barrel. I didn´t take any notes, I was to busy enjoying the wines and the conversation with Federico, but needless to say, these are some gorgeous wines, reflecting the vintages. I´m looking forward to taste these from bottles down the line.
2021 Barolo Ginestra
2021 Barolo Ginestra Vigna Pajana
2020 Barolo Ginestra
2020 Barolo Ginestra Vigna Pajana
2019 Barolo Ginestra
2019 Barolo Ginestra Vigna Pajana