The Paoloni Estate
- Paoloni is a family owned boutique production winery that sits on some of the best land on the northern side of the valley.
- Paolo lives at his vineyard site where he takes great pride in farming close to the earth, organic is just a starting point.
- All wines are made from his estate vineyards, which were planted in succession by Paolo Paoloni himself beginning in 1998. His vineyard sites are more sloped and rolling than most, as well as at a higher elevation than the majority of the valley. His higher elevation sites contain more granite in the soil which results in a higher minerality and less of the saline presence that some of the lower elevation vineyard sites in Valle de Guadalupe occasionally contain.
- Paolo's technique mirrors an old school Italian approach to wine making, which results in a wine with fresh minerality and complex wonderfully nuanced floral aromas.
Total production: 9 wines, 10,000 cases
2015 Nebbiolo - Paoloni
Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:
Always a reference for Nebbiolo from Mexico, this vintage is up there with the best of them. Totally lacking in the saline element that some of the bigger wines of the region tend to have, Paolo’s Nebbiolo weds intensity and concentration of fruit with tannin and acidity both of which provide the vessel in which this quite lager and complex expression of fruit can glide gracefully over your palate and without which a wine of this size would risk being fatiguing. As it is, the wine stands alone as a wonderful example of enormity built on finesse.
500 cases made
Drinking Window: Upon release (with an hour decant) - 15 years
Paolo Paoloni - Italian born, now a Mexican citizen
Clay and granite
Fermented over 3 weeks in stainless steel tanks then racked into 1st use French oak barrels and aged for 15 months.