“This wine is one of my favourites”, said the professor at Slow Food’s oeno-gastronomic university in Piedmont (*) and pulled out a bottle that said Cavallotto on the label. We had just sat down at the table for lunch in the university’s own restaurant, il ristorante l´Agenzia. I had ordered the only vegetarian course on the menu. “We are actually in a meat region”, said the waiter and shrugged. Nessun problema, I replied.
My pasta with pecorino cheese and black pepper was a perfect match to the Barolo Bricco Boschis from Cavallotti. For just as the saying goes “on a handsome man all clothes fit” (or however it is it goes?) a really good wine can match any type of food. Fruit, elegance, and a peppery, sophisticated simplicity. A wine made with respect for nature, terroir and the grapes. And for vegetarians! Definitely a new favourite! Price around 45-50 euro.
More on the producers: www.cavallotto.com
((*) Ed.: BKWine Magazine’s Åsa was recently invited to speak at the Slow Food University about Swedish wines and Swedish wine producers.)
Åsa Johansson is BKWine’s person in Italy. She lives in Florence since the early ’00s. She has a passion for all things Italian, so much so that she married an Italian and stayed in Florence after having come there to study political science.
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