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The Principessa and Pasta for the Weekend


A few weeks ago a friend invited us over for dinner. She is an excellent cook and made one of my favorite pasta dishes, a recipe from Michele’s book 1,000 Italian Recipes (Wiley), Fettuccine with 1,000 Herbs.   The pasta was al dente and the aroma of the herbs on the hot pasta was wonderful.IMG_3381

The wine that she chose to accompany the pasta was a Gavi, Principessa Gavia.  This was an inspired choice as the wine complemented the herbal and tomato flavors in the sauce.  It was a truly perfect match.IMG_3383

Principessa Gavia 2012 Gavi DOCG Made from 100% Cortese. The grapes are estate grown and carefully selected.  The clear must is gently pressed and fermented at a controlled temperature of 18 degrees for 20 days.  The wine had forward fruit, a hint of apple, good acidity and a nice dry finish.

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