An Italian Gavi is Good with Fettuccine alla Romana

For a midweek meal we cooked Fettuccine alla Romana from Supercook.  This is a tasty, colourful Italian dish of fettuccine noodles with a sauce containing canned tomatoes, onion, garlic, mushrooms, red wine and a little sugar.  It is served with grated Parmesan sprinkled over and fresh crusty breadIMG_0432.

We had difficulty finding fettuccine in our local shops and eventually found some in Waitrose made by De Cecco.  It was very expensive and, whilst it was very nice, frankly we didn’t think the difference in taste justified the huge hike in price from standard own-brand pasta.

We opened a bottle of Tesco’s Finest Gavi 2012, an Italian white made from the Coretese grape.  This crisp, dry wine had a citrussy freshness with flavours of pears.   It was a good match with the meal.

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