Sip of the Day

January 13, 2021

Day #13 of the year.

Tenuta di Biserno Insoglio del Cinghiale Toscana IGT 2018

As a new(ish) member of the gluten free party, I’ve just recently started to experiment more with the fun (and sometimes interesting) products available to us wheat-rejects. When it comes to bread, I don’t think there are many GF alternatives that are good enough to compete with ‘normal people’ bread (I begrudgingly eat Schars when necessary). I however would argue that gluten free pasta’s are in a league of their own, especially vegetable based pasta. The definition of nutritious and delicious, vegetable-based pastas made from chickpeas, lentils, beans, or peas are fabulous, and typically offer a hearty dosage of protein per serving. Decorate your veggie-pasta however you wish: meat sauce, cheese, pepper flakes and be sure to pare it with a classic Italian Wine. I prefer chickpea pasta with fresh beef and garlic marinara sauce paired with Tenuta di Biserno Insoglio del Cinghiale. I like to chill my wine slightly to create a nice contrast to the warm, comforting pasta. The wine is bold and pairs well with the beef and tomato. My healthy, gluten free pasta and wine will give any old Italian’s a run for their money!

ORIGIN

Tuscany, Italy

Grapes

33% Syrah, 33% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot

Biserno Insoglio

Tasting Notes

A medium intense nose of dark fruits, blackberries, some floral notes and a hint of spicy oak in the background. A light to medium rich body with a fine structure and balance.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Food Match

Pairs well with game dishes, roast pheasant or rich game stews. Slightly chilled, it is equally good in summer with picnics and barbecues.

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