Tuesday night dinner, wanted something easy to prepare and yet fulfilling. Eggs are always between the staple ingrediends you probably have,so do we! So why not have a Frittata! We prepared this lovely eggs-based dish, combining organig eggs gently mixed with previously hard boiled potatoes, a mix of spices and soft white onions. The end result a dish ready in ten minutes and super delicious. We served this with soft brown bread and paired it with a lovely glass of Barbera del Monferrato 2013.
Barbera is a red Italian wine grape variety that, is the third most-planted red grape variety in Italy (together with the well known Sangiovese and Montepulciano). This grape produces good yields and is recognized for deep color, low tannins and high levels of acid.
Century-old vines still exist in many regional vineyards and allow for the production of long-aging, robust red wines with intense fruit and enhanced tannic content. The best known appellation is DOCG famous Barbera d’Asti in the Piedmont region. When young, the wines offer a very intense aroma of fresh red and blackberries. In the lightest versions notes of cherries, raspberries and blueberries and with notes of blackberry and black cherries in wines made of more ripe grapes. Many producers employ use of oak barrels, which provides, aging lovely hints of vanilla.
Barbera seems to have originated in the hills of Monferrato in central Piemonte, Italy ( the one we’re drinking tonight is in fact from Monferrato) where it has been known and appreciated for centuries.
Best pairing options are grilled meats or a lovely chicken dish, but will not let you down with pasta or pizza. We drunk this 2013’s ,as mentioned above, with a lovely frittata and it’s spicy notes went really well with the bold flavors of this egg-based dish.
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