Pairing Pasta with “Castannove” wines

Here are some of the most famous pasta dishes that we suggest to pair with our wines. Of course this in not the only way you could enjoy these wines or pastas, but just a start ….Let us know what do you think! Cheers!

Tomato-based sauces are intense, high acid and are often blended with rich, red meats. Because of the acidity in tomatoes we raccomand a medium-bodied wine as the best option. Hope this doesn’t sounds limiting as you know the italian cuisine offers a wide variety of different dishes that will happily fill this role. As you add more richness (meat, cream) you can move up in body. Try our PrimitivoMontepulciano d’Abruzzo, Negroamaro,  Nero D’Avola or Aglianico.

ps. We’re a fan of pairing pasta with a hearty Montepulciano and lve how the lingering fruit in the wine cuts through the starch of the pasta. 

Pesto Pasta – while most of us are familiar with the “classic” pine nut and basil pesto on the market you can find so many types. The real trick to matching these different pestos with wine is by simply acknowledging the green is the main part of the dish. As soon as you do, whatever wine you choose (be it red, white or rosé) should in some way be a harmonious pairing with the green. For the most part, you’ll find that herbaceous wines (Trebbiano D’Abruzzo, Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay) are best suited. 

Vegetable Pasta – spring onions, aubergine, artichoke, garlic and broccolini often create a great primavera dish, although anything fresh and seasonal will do. The goal of this dish is to really highlight the springy freshness, which is why a light-bodied white wine with lemony and floral notes is a great choice like ours Chardonnay, Grillo or Pinot Grigio.

Seafood Pasta – many Italian recipes contain some anchovies, clams, or some sort of seafood that’s why we make such deliciously delicate, acidity-driven white wines, often with a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste which pair extremly well with our fish dishes. You will like to taste this pasta with our whites or even better with the refreshing Castannove rosé!





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