An Italian Barbera is Very Good with Beef Lasagne

We were looking for a relatively simple beef lasagne recipe and found one on the All recipes website.

The meat sauce is made from onion, carrots, garlic, oregano, minced beef, tomato purée, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf, red wine, tinned chopped tomatoes, milk, salt and pepper.  The cheese sauce is butter, flour, milk, nutmeg, grated Cheddar and Parmesan.2015-04-29 18.11.30

We served the lasagne with garlic bread.

We paired this Italian dish with an Italian wine, Barbera d’Asti Araldica 2011 from the Wine Society.

The wine was fruity and tart with flavours of cherries and plums.  It also had a savoury earthiness with a slightly tannic bite at the end.  A very good match with the meaty pasta.2015-04-29 18.14.12

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