Barolo ‘Pajana’, Domenico Clerico
100% Nebbiolo from the Pajana vineyard in the Ginestra cru. Fruit sits at 350 meters above sea level, with southeast-facing vines planted to calcareous clay soils with a small percentage of sand. Maceration on the skins occurs over 20-30 days. Aging takes place in French oak barriques and 50hL casks for 32 months prior to bottling.
‘Pajana’ comes from a vineyard at 300 meters with due south exposure, and is typically less perfumed on the nose than ‘Ciabot’ but rounder and lusher on the palate.
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Press & Reviews
Pretty floral and cherry notes are grounded by iron, tar and tobacco elements in this beefy red, accented by a hint of oak. The tannins are aggressive yet well-integrated. Finishes long and spicy, with fine grip. Best from 2018 through 2030. 1,083 cases made. –BS
A solid wine for the vintage with pretty fruit such as cherry and plum, as well as a light minerality. Full body with chewy tannins and a polished finish. Well-crafted young wine. Better in 2017.