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Ania Smolec 03/10/2013

Spaghetti Bolognese: the classic pasta sauce

The most international dish and the best known Italian recipe. The concept of making this ragout comes from the Emilia Romagna region.

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The most international dish and the best known Italian recipe. The concept of making this ragout comes from the Emilia Romagna region and corresponds with the name of Bologna. This is an ancient city of science, universities, culture, art and the cradle of the most loved pasta recipe in the world.

The original recipe orders to add all the products: tomatoes, garlic, onion, oregano, carrots, celery, basil, thyme and chopped beef, one by one, and cook on very slow fire. Thus all aromas can integrate properly.

In terms of wine and food pairing, this dish has a large spectrum for choosing the right wine. The key is to find a medium-bodied red wine with an acidity that makes it refreshing, such as Casillero del Diablo Merlot.

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Merlot has the wonderful capacity to match well with tomatoes. This variety’s bouquet is harmonious with the notes of basil, thyme and oregano.

Spaghetti Bolognese is based on pasta, sweet acid sauce and cooked meat, so it can’t be covered by a too powerful wine. That’s why the medium- bodied Casillero del Diablo Merlot with firm and elegant tannins will be just the perfect choice.