PAOLONI nebiolo 2013
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an adventurous red made with 100% nebbiolo grown in the valle de guadalupe in sandy clay soil. the color is inky plum / purple to the rim and the nose which starts slowly, begins to roar after several minutes, offering up scents of smoke, blackberries, cherries, licorice, and violets. on the palate, this enormous wine shows fabulous ripeness, a huge unctuous texture, enormous body, and a colossal 60 seconds finish. aging potential 20 years.
pairings: slow roasted pork or beef (such as a ragu), or cured meats like prosciutto are ideal.
about the producer
paoloni was founded in 1997 with the planting of 42 acres of land in the valle de guadalupe viticultural area of northern baja california, mexico.
originally from the le marche region outside of tuscany in italy, the paoloni family is dedicated to their long standing wine traditions and focus on both italian and classic french grape varieties.
paolo paoloni left his post as an enologist at the perugia university to manage the valle redondo wine company in aguascalientes, mexico. after several years with valle redondo, paolo purchased 38 hectares in the toros pintos section of the valle de guadalupe just outside of ensenada.
the elegant, italian inspired paoloni thrives in beautiful, agricultural landscape of baja california, mexico.