Pass the pasta
Renato Ratti Barbera d’ Asti
When the monotony of life starts to get to us and we are feeling bored, we like to have a mini celebration. My husband and I love doing a fun cooking night. We pick a recipe and make it together, throw on some music and open a wine that suits the occasion. For this adventure we opted for bolognese. If you didn’t know (which I didn’t until recently) bolognese is not just ground beef and sauce. It’s a medley of vegetables, different meats, beef stock, tomatoes and milk. It’s a feel special kind of sauce that simmers all day, the aromas getting you pumped up to eat.
Barbera is a grape from the Piedmonte region of Italy. It’s a very versatile and enjoyable with many foods. This Renato Ratti is fairly acidic and can stand up to a heavy meal. Its aromas are bright and ripe, its flavor carry some herbal characteristics. It’s traditional and classic. Don’t overthink it, just pile on the bolognese and enjoy.