Mediterranean Wine Pairings
Red-Wine Risotto is the perfect, simple dish to let Marchesi di Gresy Camp Gros Barbaresco Martinenga 2001 ($70) shine. The black cherry, licorice and soft cinnamon notes of the wine will synch up nicely with the risotto, while its cheesy richness will tame the tannins and unlock the fruit. Many pros say to cook with the wine you are pairing, but there is no need to go to that expense with this dish, as long as you cook with a quality wine.
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