Domenico Clerico Barolo Pajana 2004
Clerico is one of the most respected names in Barolo, and Domenico Clerico's wines are renowned for both high quality winemaking and for exceptional regional character. From a south-east exposure vineyard in Ginestra cru, this is an opulent Barolo with notes of jam, blueberries and eucalyptus.
Domenico Clerico's small estate is situated in Monforte d'Alba, right in the heart of Barolo. Domenico commenced production in 1979, following a brief engagement in the olive oil business. He possesses holdings in some of Monforte d'Alba's most esteemed crus, including Ginestra, Pajana, and Mosconi, concentrating his efforts on single-vineyard expressions. Interestingly, like many of the modernist persuasion, Clerico began in traditional mode, utilizing the hallmark vessels of the traditionalists—Slavonian oak casks—as they were readily available to him.