Paitin Wears Prada
Paitin Barbera SERRA 2011
CNN's Anderson Cooper wears PRADA. All the TV talking heads talk about how Anderson Cooper wears a black PRADA T-shirt while covering disasters. Any reasonable person might ask why Anderson Cooper's garb is news worth using our public airwaves to so announce. On occasion, I am, despite popular opinion otherwise! reasonable and I did check it out. But then I found myself wanting to know what this black PRADA T-shirt, (BTW, I think there was a black PRADA button down short-sleeved 100% cotton, apparently highly starched shirt involved as well) was all about. OK. So, Anderson Cooper looks great in PRADA black, collar or no collar, with or without starch. And granted, Anderson Cooper would probably look great with the TV section of the Asheville Citizen Times wrapped around him (stay with me - don't go there!!!) But the truth is that there was something about the shirt, both of them. So perfectly cut. And even without being close up and personal you could see the quality fabric, the fine stitching, the attention to detail, the intense black. Understated but an undeniable fabric force demanding your attention and admiration.
So, the long winded, very visual point here is that Paitin is the same way. Understated but intensely perfect. The land upon which Paitin sits has been home terroir to vineyards since the 1500s. And this Paitin family winery dates back to 1796. Made wine in Neive d'Alba Piedmont, this bottle of Paitin Barbera SERRA presents layers of dense flavors, red berries, spices and a touch of soft leather on the palate. Paitin is not "too" anything. Paitin is complete in character yet seemless. Paitin is a class act. Paitin wears PRADA!
From the Paitin Website: Paitin Estate history started in 1796 when Benedetto Elia purchased from Luigi Pellissero the farmstead with outlying wine cellar and vineyards. His son Giuseppe extended later vineyards and acquired the underground cellar, dating back to XV century. Since 1898 it has been started wine foreign exportation, while since1893 Barbaresco del Sori Paitin has been produced. Estate started full activity in 1965 again with Secondo Pasquero-Elia, who built a new wine cellar, by replanting gradually vineyards and acquiring new vines. At present Secondo Pasquero is working in the cellar together with his sons Giovanni and Silvano, who also opened, in 1997, a farmhouse. Very good bottles are produced from 17 hectares land. And then Paitin Barbera SERRA heads westbound:
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