Hand selected from the heart of Italy
A nose full of black cherries, red currants and orange peel. Powdery tannins are dusted around the finish along with a hint of graphite and a wallop of iris flower. Dry, dusty cherries and little purple flowers. Not your typical "dry and tart" Chianti, age has been generous with this one and softened it just right.
|Pair With:||Tomato based sauces over pasta and pizza margherita to stay Italian. Switch it up with some Lunchables à la ham + cheese, charcuterie is always great and even that Lean Cuisine in your freezer would benefit.|
|Producer:||Corte di Valle|
THE PERFECT RECIPE: MEATBALLS FOR YOUR SPAGHETTI
Place sauce in a large saucepan and simmer over medium heat.
In large bowl mix beef, eggs, crumbs, parsley, garlic, salt and Parmesan.
Shape into 18 meatballs.
Place meatballs in simmering sauce.
When sauce returns to a simmer, cover and cook 30-35 minutes (or more!) till cooked through.
Serve sauce and meatballs over warm pasta.
2 (30 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce (or use homemade stuff, old family recipes being the best)
2 lbs lean ground beef
3⁄4 cup dry breadcrumbs
1⁄4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1⁄2-1 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese
1 lb spaghetti (or whatever your favorite pasta shape is,) cooked al dente
Corte di Valle began producing wines in 1989 though they also cultivate and produce saffron from 'Zima of Florence,' a beautiful purple flower with a stamen (saffron) ripe for the picking.