This delicious dish of lamb slow braised in a garlicky tomato sauce until fall apart tender was the perfect pairing with this Barolo wine from Italy.
We are celebrating the Slow Food and Wine Movement with the Italian Food Wine and Travel group.
Gwendolyn of Wine Predator invited us to learn more about the Slow Food and Slow Wine movement that started in Italy as our theme for this month. You can learn more at her invitation post.
I also belong to another group that meets each first Saturday of the month to share recipes hosted by Sue of Palatable Pastime called Supperclub Saturday. You can find the recipes being shared this month at the links below.....
I didn't know too much about the slow wine movement but when I read the back of this bottle of Albe Barolo I thought it sounded as if it would be included in the wineries that participate in this movement and grow their wines organically and without synthetic pesticides.
I am anxious for our twitter chat today at 11 AM ET so that I can learn more about this movement and the wines included. You are welcome to join us and learn along with me or chime in and teach me by following #ItalianFWT.
Here are some of the topics that will be discussed......
- Jennifer shares “Slow Wine and Food of Madrevite” on Vino Travels .
- Deanna delights with "Montenidoli Il Templare White Wine + Wood Fired Pizza" on Wineivore
- Camilla offers "Buono, Pulito, e Giusto: Lemon-Stuffed Chicken, Preserved Lemons, and an Umbrian Chardonnay" at Culinary Adventures with Camilla.
- Nicole has "Old World/ New World Malvasia" on Somm's Table.
- Wendy does "Spezzatino d'agnello and a G.D. Vajra Albe" for A Day in the Life on the Farm/
- Terri pairs "Grassfed Meatballs and Caiarossa Toscana" on Our Good Life.
- On Wine Predator, we argue that "Organic Famiglia Febo Deserves to be in Slow Wine Guide Italy"
I love Barolo wine and was anxious to try this bottle from G.D. Vajra. The Vajra family has farmed this vineyard since the 1880's. The current owner, Aldo, took over in 1968 when he was only 15 years of age and acquired the first organic certification of the region in 1971.
This independent, family owned winery consistently gets great scores for their wines that are complex and full bodied thanks in part to the high elevation on which the grapes are grown.
I wanted to find a dish that would do this wine justice and also stay true to the Slow Food Movement. I think I accomplished both with this Spezzatino d'agnello, a slow cooked lamb stew flavored with garlic and rosemary then braised in a tomato base.