For our June Wine Dinner we decided to focus the wine pairings on two regions in Italy: Maremma (Tuscany) and Abruzzo. The two wineries being Rubbia al Colle and Bove.
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Pan Seared Bronzino, Grilled artichokes, Fava Beans, Caramelized Nectarine Puree, Micro Citrus mix
Pairing: Safari (Bove) – Aromas envelope hints of citrus, apples and tropical fruit. This wine is dense and weighty with a fresh, soft, dryness. Fruit is perfectly balanced by acidity and structure.
Warm Farro Salad, Patty Pan Crudo, Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, Cipollini Relish, Grilled Eggplant, Prosecco Battered Zucchini Blossoms, Rabuccolo Beurre Rouge
Pairing: Rabuccolo (Rubbia al Colle) – The Rabuccolo delivers flavors of ripe fresh fruit and spice framed by a mouthwatering acidity. Green pepper and red fruits show on the palate with balsamic nuances.
Pork Cheek “Ravioli”, Hickory Nut Gap Braised Pork Cheek, Guanciale Ragu, Blistered Lunchbox Peppers, Blue Ridge Asiago, Micro Arugula
Pairing: Le Pulledre (Rubbia al Colle) – This wine is full-bodied and persistent. Ripe, dark fruit mingles with aromatics hinting at balsamic and mint.
Roasted Lamb Tenderloin, Grilled Local Oyster Mushrooms, Garlic Broccolini, Cinnamon-currant pesto, Marso Fig Demi-Glace, Crispy Fennel Fronds
Pairing: Marso (Bove)- This robust Montepulciano d’Abruzzo mirrors flavors of blackberry, cassis, wild strawberry and spices. Acid and tannins produce a long, lingering finish.
Fifth Course (Dessert):
Blueberry Cannoli, Local Blueberries, Cayenne-Chocolate Ganache, Mocha Powder
Pairing: Olpaio (Rubbia al Colle) – This wine relies heavily on Merlot as its workhorse grape. The result is a wine with grippy, persistent red fruit. Anticipate aromas and flavors of leather and balsamic laced among sweet floral notes.