Burrit’s Fresh Market, a Traverse City specialty food market, will host a wine tasting event, featuring winemaker Giovanni Pasquero Elia of Italy’s Azienda Agricola Paitin di Pasquero Elia. This wine event is limited to 30 people and including finger food to go with the Italian wines. The cost of this tasting which includes five wines, food and special pricing is $10 per person.

Giovanni and Silvano Pasquero-Elia are the inheritors of a winemaking tradition going back seven generations. The estate, located entirely in Serraboella south and east of Neive, was purchased in 1796 and has been selling wine labeled Barbaresco since 1893. Currently the family farms 42 acres planted to Nebbiolo (for the Barbaresco), Barbera, and Dolcetto, along with tiny plots of Cabernet Sauvignon and Arneis. "Paitin" wines are recognized as  the standard in Barbaresco.

These following five wines will be featured:

2009 Paitin Dolcetto d’ Alba Sori Paitin – Outstanding ValueA pretty, medium-bodied Dolcetto with expressive aromatics and attractive dark red fruit. The wine offers good length and plenty of style. Release cost of this wine is set at $24.69 Sale Price:$19.99 Case Price:$17.49

2007 Paitin Barbera d’ Alba Serra – 89 Points Wine AdvocateThe 2007 Barbera d’Alba Serra flows with layers of dark fruit in a style that shows notable concentration while retaining elements of florality and freshness. This is gorgeous juice! Release cost of this wine is set at $27.29 Sale Price:$23.89 Case Price:$20.49

2007 Paitin Barbera d’ Alba Campolive – 91 Points Wine Advocate
The 2007 Barbera d’Alba Campolive is a wonderful, deep Barbera loaded with dark fruit. Soft and seamless on the palate, this red offers exceptional balance and a long, refined finish. This is one of the more concentrated Barbera’s of the vintage.Release cost of this wine is set at $34.49 Sale Price:$29.99 Case Price:$25.89

2006 Paitin Langhe – 92 Points Wine Advocate
A fresh, vibrant wine imbued with violets, graphite, menthol, plums, wild cherries and minerals, all of which come together beautifully. The wine offers a combination of ripeness and minerality that is very appealing. Today the tannins are a touch firm, but another few years in bottle should do the trick. The harmonious finish augurs very well for the future.Release cost of this wine is set at $29.69 Sale Price:$25.59 Case Price:$22.29

2005 Paitin Barbaresco Sori  – 93 Points Wine AdvocateThe 2005 Barbaresco Sori Paitin is a gorgeous wine redolent of flowers, ripe red fruit and subtle French oak nuances. This Barbaresco offers lovely overall balance, with well-integrated tannins and superb purity. Today the wine is bursting with primary fruit and needs at least a few years in bottle to develop its tertiary aromas and flavors. Release cost of this wine is set at $46.49 Sale Price:$39.99 Case Price:$34.89

Don’t Delay as this is a limited event.  Contact 946-3300 or email: wine@burrittsmarket.com