We’ve just learned that this Tuesday evening, February 17th, Giovanni Pasquero-Elia of Sori Paitin in Barbaresco will be coming to Oliveto. We’re big fans of his wines (and have been able to acquire a good number of bottles of his great 1990 vintage), so we thought we’d let you know of the visit. Giovanni, with his father and his brother, runs the estate that their ancestor, Benedetto Elia, purchased in the 18th century. The Barbaresco estate, situated entirely in Serraboella south and east of Neive, has been selling wine labeled Barbaresco since 1893.

We’ll be tasting a range of Sori Paitin wines and offering them all by the glass, half glass, and in flights, including a 1990 Barbaresco, 2004 Barbaresco, 2007 Arneis, 2007 Barbera, and 2007 Dolcetto.

Giovanni will be making the rounds through the dining room to share his wines and to talk and taste with interested diners. (With such short notice we were unable to organize a lecture/dinner-at-the-table-of-the-winemaker event.) We’re looking forward to experiencing some excellent wines and engaging in some enlightening conversations. Please join us.