Barolo, Pajana, 2008

  Domenico Clerico

Pajana is a specific part of the Ginestra Cru, south-facing with sandy elements in the soil, different to the south-east sand free soils of the rest of the Ciabot Mentin, making for often very rich, powerful Barolos. The wine is aged in 80% new oak for two years before bottling. The 2008 is loaded with crisp, dense, muscular fruit, offering compact flavours of crunchy-crisp fresh berries, sweet, fragrant, fresh-cut flower notes along with intense bramble and loganberry coulis, cinnamon spice, espresso, earth and undergrowth characteristics guided by a firm
tannic backbone. A Barolo of great intensity that will reward patience.

Contains Sulphites.

About Domenico Clerico

In 1977 Domenico Clerico decided to leave his job as a salesman in order to work full time in his family’s estate. After several experiments in the cellar, Domenico’s friends persuaded him to make wine on a permanent basis. Vineyards were purchased in some of the most interesting crus of Monteforte: Ginestra in 1983, Pajana in 1989 and the last, Mosconi, in 1985. Domenico, who tragically passed away earlier in July 2017, is of the region’s great legends, as an advocate for the modern Barolo winemaking philosophy of short maceration and ageing in barriques. The wines display polish, structure and - most importantly - balance.

Appellation: Barolo

Barolo is greatest, most intense and expressive display of the Northern Italian grape variety Nebbiolo. The name is given to bottles from the Piedmont area, made exclusively from Nebbiolo, and coming from the five core towns of Barolo, La Morra, Serralunga d'Alba, Castiglione Falletto and Monforte d'Alba, along with certain other peripherary villages. The wines offer power, aromatics and longevity that is almost unmatched elsewhere in Italy, perhaps the world. Top, forward thinking producers have pushed huge changes in the winemaking culture of the area, and as a result finer, purer Barolo is being produced than ever before.