Italian with Lucio Galletto
This mixed pack contains 5 bottles of wine as listed below and 240mL of Roberta’s Negroni Sbagliato Cocktail Mix.
Cantina Santa Maria La Palma Aragosta Vermentino di Sardegna DOC ($28 – order here)
Vermentino, the classic white grape of Sardinia, produces delicious medium-bodied wines, often with a tiny hint of bitterness on the final palate, as is the case with this lovely example. It’s a perfect foil for the lemon, chilli and garlic in the spatchcock dish.
Dezzani Morelli Moscato d’Asti DOCG ($24.75 – order here)
While you could enjoy another nip of the Frangelico used in the Ricotta & Hazelnut Cheesecake, a glass of slightly sweet, lightly frizzante moscato bianco, from the province of Asti in Piedmont, is a great match too. Moscato is naturally low in alcohol (5%), so you can have a second glass without hesitation!
Frescobaldi Pater Sangiovese di Toscana IGT ($26 – order here)
What better to pair with Tuscany’s classic soup, La Ribollita, than the most famous Tuscan grape varietal, sangiovese. The delicious mid-weight Frescobaldi Pater IGT Sangiovese di Toscana works perfectly with this hearty dish.
Kettmeir Müller Thurgau Alto Adige-Südtirol DOC ($39.99 – order here)
The elegant veal dish Saltimbocca alla Romana is perfect with a full-bodied white wine such as a müller thurgau from Italy’s German-speaking enclave of South Tyrol, bordering the Austrian Alps. Use it in the sauce too for a truly harmonious match.
Bortolomiol Prior Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG ($39.99 – order here)
Prosecco is a grape variety traditional to Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia in north-eastern Italy, where it’s made into a light, creamy sparkling white wine. The best is produced on the terraced hills of Treviso between the small towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene and awarded DOCG status, Italy’s most prestigious wine appellation.
Plus Roberta’s Negroni Sbagliato Cocktail Mix 120ml, enough for 2 cocktails – RRP $35)
Roberta’s favourite aperitivo was created in Milan when a barman allegedly added Prosecco instead of gin to a Negroni; ‘sbagliato’ means ‘mistaken’ in Italian. The twist is using Punt e Mes instead of the more common Cinzano red vermouth. So to 1 part Campari and 1 part Punt e Mes (which we’ve already combined for you in this cocktail mix) add 2 parts Prosecco and ice. Add a splash of soda water too if you like and an orange slice for garnish. Salute!