Hand selected from the hills of Piedmont in Italy
The violets you smell right as you sip translate onto the palate as a perfumed exhalation amongst the red fruit flavors of wild raspberries, wild strawberries, morello cherries and spicy notes of green-tinged anise and mulling spices. Nebbiolo has this ephemeral bouquet that captivates before scurrying away, tough to nail down but worthy of the hunt. The vinification process includes gentle pressing, controlled temperature fermentation and aging in wooden barrels. This procedure enhances the natural characteristics of the grapes while maintaining the full aroma.
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Lemon + Olive Oil dressed Fennel salad with Burrata + Mint
Super simple way to church up that big ball of cheese and make a fancy feast with minimal ingredients. #BallinOnABurrata
Place fennel, oil, zest and lemon juice in a shallow dish; season with salt and pepper.
Let stand 10 minutes. (Meanwhile, grill or broil bread slices, if serving.)
Just before serving, arrange fennel salad on a large platter.
Scatter burrata and mint over fennel. Drizzle with additional olive oil.
Serves 4 (or one afternoon/night of Netflix binge-watching for 1 to 2)
2 medium heads fennel, cored and very thinly sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for serving
6 strips lemon zest, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
8 ounces burrata
½ cup fresh mint leaves
Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
Grilled or broiled bread slices for serving
At Vezza d'Alba, in the heart of the Roero region, over three generations of the Demarie Giovanni family have been running their domain with expertise, hard work and a truly passionate love for wine-growing. The domain covers over 35 acres of vineyards that are located in the surrounding boroughs of Vezza, Castagnito, Castellinaldo and Guarene.