Paitin

  • Founded : 1796
  • Annual production : 80.000 - 90.000 Bottles
  • Address : Loc. Serraboella 20, 12052 Neive (CN), Piemonte, Italy
  • Production : Nebbiolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto, Arneis

Page one of Paitin’s history book started in 1796 when Benedetto Elia purchased a small amount of Nebbiolo and Barbera vines (from the Pelisseros, another famous Piemontese surname) in a hillside hamlet near Neive. At the time, however, Benedetto didn’t have the wherewithal to purchase a house/cellar—that came a few decades later. The wine was sold off in barrel for decades until the early 1890s, when there was a unanimous decision to bottle their very first Barbaresco. At long last, a wine legacy was born. It wasn’t until the years following World War II, under the ownership of Secondo Pasquero-Elia, that today’s label found its origins.

Giovanni and Silvano, Seconds’s sons are now in charge of the operations, although you’ll still spot Secondo actively involved in the cellar! Winemaking at Paitin is all about preserving tradition while implementing modern yet environmentally friendly technologies. Both Giovanni and Silvano are enologists, as well as firm believers in integrating their vines and wine with nature. They adhere to organic and biodynamic practices in the vineyard while relying on solar energy to assist them in their cellar. As mentioned, their Riserva is sourced from their oldest, warmest, .09-hectare plot within “Sorì Paitin” (sorì is local dialect for describing the best part of a vineyard, typically one that is most exposed to the sun).

Paitin is the name of a property that the Elia family owned on the botrder between Neive, in the province of Cuneo and Castagnole, in the province of Asti. Having to do with their private bank in both provinces, this property was to them strategic, so that they were named after this property: Paitin.

For this reason when they bought in 1796 the Sorì on the Bricco di Neive (now Serraboella Cru), this was named the Sorì ‘d Paitin (Pajtin in old Italian) meaning the Sorì property of Paitin.

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