Barbaresco Pajoré – 2016

Region: italy - piedmont


Nestled at the very top of the impressively steep, vine-clad hills of the Treiso zone of Barbaresco, the winery’s vineyards were planted as early as the 1960’s in the white marl, calcareous soil typical of this area. An impressive selection of cru Barbaresci is punctuated by the spectacular Vigna Boito  located at the peak of the Rizzi cru. The estate is managed entirely by the Dellapiana family with son Enrico as winemaker and viticulturist. Rizzi Winery participates in “The Green Experience” project which mandates guidelines for environmentally sustainable production.


92 Points

The 2016 Barbaresco Pajorè is a dense and thickly structured wine that opens to dried cherries and blackberries, followed by spice, leather and tar. This wine shows volume and fullness in the mouth, with a soft and generous approach. Following its time in oak, the wine sits in concrete tanks for eight months before going into the bottle. Drink date 2020 – 2033

© Wine Advocate, June, 2019
96 Points

Red berry, rose, menthol, new leather, cracked pepper and wild herb aromas come together on this. Linear, elegant and youthfully austere, the palate delivers red cherry, pomegranate, licorice and star anise framed in tight, close-grained tannins and racy acidity before an orange zest finish. Drink 2026–2036

Wine Enthusiast, September, 2019
17.5 Points

Treiso. Tasted blind. Mid to deep ruby with orange tinges. Concentrated, complex nose with hints of cardamom and nutmeg. Elegant, lively fruit followed by bags of coating, bitter-sweet tannins that are still a little tough and with marked acidity on the finish, but this has the bones for ageing. 2022 – 2032

JancisRobinson.com, May, 2019