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Italian wines bring tempering acidity to pasta dish by Chicago Tribune

Italian wines bring tempering acidity to pasta dish by Chicago Tribune | Wines and People |

This pasta dish is like so many that we call Italian, with its combination of pasta, aromatics, oil, tomatoes, cheese and vegetation. What wines would an Italian suggest to temper the tomatoes' acidity? To balance the salt from the cheese? Well, an Italian wine, of course, light red or white, with its typical combination of zippy acidity and dolce demeanor.

THE FOOD: Rigatoni and spinach [...]


  • 2012 Villa Bucci Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore, Marche, Italy: A herald for the renewal of the verdicchio grape; the vintage is like the first: just peachy, in all sense of the English. $20-$22
  • 2011 Angelini Pergola Rosso, Marche, Italy: A highly aromatic indigenous variety, pergola rosso is all rose petal, dried strawberry, baking spice and gorgeous carmine red hue. $16
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The Le Marche region has a lot to offer to wine lovers. There are 5 DOCG wines and 16 DOC wines. From the prestigious and famous Verdicchio, to the Vernaccia di Serrapetrona, from the Offida Pecorino to the Offida Passerina. Also: Bianchello del Metauro, Colli Maceratesi, Colli Pesaresi, Esino, Falerio dei Colli Ascolani, I Terreni di Sanseverino, Lacrima di Morro d'Alba, Rosso Conero, Pergola, Rosso Piceno, San Ginesio Many of these wines are little known outside of Italy but visitors to the region have a pleasant surprise when they try the local wine produced by many small aziendas and cantinas.
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