WINEMAKER’S DINNER – BARBARESCO with Andrea Sottimano at Quo Vadis

by Charles Lea


WINEMAKER’S DINNER with Andrea SOTTIMANO and his stunning BARBARESCOS at Quo Vadis

Sottimano  winemaker dinner

On Wednesday 21st November we are hosting a wine dinner in the private dining room of Quo Vadis, together with Andrea Sottimano.

Quo Vadis, with its top location in Soho, is one of the ‘buzziest’ restaurants around at the moment, following a mini re-vamp and the arrival of new head chef Jeremy Lee at the beginning of the year. ‘The combination of lovely Jeremy Lee, the hard-working Hart brothers and “Spitz” is the dream team of which my nights are made,’ as one well-known restaurant critic noted.

Sottimano see their wines on our website is one of the leading producers in Barbaresco, and whilst being much lauded in both Italy and the USA, the estate has until recently remained under the radar here in the UK.

‘These are very serious, beautiful Barbarescos’- Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate.

This sixteen hectare estate is based in the Cotta’ region of Barbaresco, and the Sottimano family have over the years bought outstanding vineyards in the ‘crus’ of Curra’, Cotta’, Fausoni and Pajore’. Yields are kept very low and the winemaking as natural as possible, without the use of pesticides or artificial fertilisers, using only natural yeasts and bottling without filtering or fining. All of these ‘crus’ are given exactly the same oak treatment so as to allow the individual ‘terroirs’ express their character. ‘Cotta’, the most fruit driven of the crus, comes from 25 year old vines and is characterised by red and black fruits and a hint of mint. ‘Fausoni’ from 40 year old vines is the softest and most floral with notes of mint and liquorice and with a firm core of vibrant acidity, while ‘Pajore’ is the most traditional and epitomises elegance and austerity, with wonderful balance and ripeness. These are truly singular wines that are built for the long term and will reward those with patience, but enjoyable in their youth if decanted with plenty of air.

This dinner offers a unique opportunity to become better acquainted with one of the rising stars of Piedmont, and taste across three of their top Barbaresco ‘Crus’ in three different vintages, in addition to their fabulous Barbera and highly expressive Dolcetto d’Alba.

Wednesday 21st November, 7.30 for 8.00pm.

2010 DOLCETTO D’ALBA Bric del Salto
2009 BARBERA Pairolero
2008 BARBARESCO Fausoni
2007 BARBARESCO Cotta’
2006 BARBARESCO Pajore

Tickets are £125.00 per person, to include a three course dinner and all wines, and limited to only 22 places.

To book and pay for your tickets please call Colin Patch ( or Emerson Herdman ( on 020 7244 0522

Tickets must be paid for at the time of ordering and no refunds will be made for cancellations.

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