Winemaker Dinner with Aldo Vacca
March 24, 2016 at 7pm
Call to Reserve (510) 547-5356
We’re endlessly fond of our longtime friend Aldo Vacca, a gentle, highly intelligent soul whose light hand, as the director of world-renowned Produttori del Barbaresco, persuades the Nebbiolo grape to express what seems inexpressible – the essence of a place.
His skill has made his wine cooperative world-renowned, and he’s done much to shape our own cellar and ideas about wine.
Our list of single-vineyard Barbarescos from the Produttori is extensive, going back to 1979. Made without care to trends, focused exclusively on place, they are elusive, delicate, untamed, and made to age, which they do in surprising ways. We sent Aldo the full list and he’s selected seven for our comparison – four different vintages that represent two very different vineyards in the area.
2009 Asili vs Ovello
2004 Asili vs Ovello
2001 Asili vs Ovello
It will be a fascinating evening with a master craftsman. Aldo is an inspiring teacher of terroir – in fact we made a video in tribute to what he’s taught us. The four-course prix-fixe dinner will be intimate, taking place in the Siena room. Be sure to call, instead of making an online reservation, to be certain of booking.
not including tax and service charge
March 24th, 2016 at 7pm
Call to Reserve!