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Wine Pairing

Wines: 2015 Pico Maccario ‘Villa della Rosa’ Barbera d’Asti, Piedmont, Italy
Regularly $11.99, Special Price $9.99

Cheese: Bocconcini di Bufala, Italy
Regularly $3.99/ea, Special Price $2.99

The Pico Maccario brand was created in 1997 by brothers Pico and Vitaliano Maccario following four generations of selling the family grapes to other producers. Villa della Rosa Barbera d’Asti DOCG is produced from the youngest vines on the estate and is vinified entirely in stainless steel tanks.

Villa della Rosa captures the essence of the Barbera variety with bright, red cherry fruit and accents of violets and herbs. Due in part to young vines, this Barbera is light in body with soft tannins and moderate in alcohol making it an attractive partner for a wide range of foods. Thanks to its unoaked style and moderate level of alcohol it is superb when served slightly chilled and paired with chicken or pork, or with this week’s cheese pairing, Bocconcini di Bufala.

 

Small, fresh and delicious; the Fiore di Bufala is a great alternative to fresh chevre. Because buffalo milk is so rich with butter fat, the texture is smooth and creamy and the flavors are sweet, rich and buttery. Think cream cheese but even better.

We know that paired with grilled bread and a glass of Pico Maccario ‘Villa della Rosa’ Barbera d’ Asti this buffalo milk cheese pairing is sure to please.