Name: Sottimano Pairolero Barbera d'Alba Superiore
Vinous: 91 points
"The 2015 Barbera d'Alba Pairolero is gorgeous. Pliant, supple and beautifully resonant on the palate, the 2015 exudes class. Longer macerations and a kiss of new French oak gives the wine volume and texure to match the radiant, dark red-fleshed fruits. Two years on the lees with no racking results in a refined, gracious Barbera with more finesse than this wine had some years ago."
Wine Advocate: 91 points
"The delightful 2015 Barbera d'Alba Superiore Pairolero offers rich smoothness and ripe fruit intensity. The Barbera grape loves a warm vintage, and that's exactly what it gets here. You can almost feel the happiness radiating off the dark fruit at the core. Only 10% of the wine is aged in new oak barrels. Some 12,000 bottles were made, and the wine offers terrific value. Pairolero is a blend of fruit from the Basarin and San Cristoforo vineyards in Neive."