PRODUTTORI BARBARESCO PAJE 14
Paje is one of nine single vineyard cru Barbarescos made by one of Italy's best quality wine cooperatives, namely Produttori del Barbaresco, which was founded in 1958 and now has 51 members who collectively own approximately 100 hectares of the entire appellation (itself nearly 700 hectares). The single vineyard wines, such as this one, are only made in highly rated vintages (all of the grapes go into a blend in other years) and released after four years maturation in the riserva programme. Paje is a highly collectible, age worthy Nebbiolo from its traditional home in Piemonte.
All single vineyard cru wines from Produttori del Barbaresco are fermented at 30°C and given 32 days of skin contact time before being pressed in large oak barrels for 36 months of maturation in wood followed by a further nine months aging in bottle, prior to release.
The total production of Paje is 10,000 bottles.