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masiMasiancoLesson #12

The Wine for Asparagus

Asparagus and Sauvignon Blanc have the same DNA – wild herbaceouness. A no brainer food and wine pairing. However if you decide to make asparagus risotto I’d like to suggest a different wine, Masianco. This mildly rich, semi-dried Verduzzo purrs along with the creaminess of the risotto, while the high energy Pinot Grigio refreshes the palate. Totally yummy. Especially when it’s Kato’s risotto.

Masianco is one of the best food whites in the store. You get refreshment, some heft and elegance. Cannot best that.

MASI 08/09 ‘Masianco’, Pinot Grigio/Verduzzo, Veneto, Italy 620773 $14.95

P.S. You should also check the somewhat similar other Italian white on P.101 in my book. Currently $2 off and selling for $14.95. ANSELMI 08 Soave ‘San Vincenzo’, Veneto, Italy #948158  $14.95

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  • It took me a while to find this wine, but I am glad that I persevered. The wine is refreshing, a perfect pick-me-up on a hot summer’s day. And it does go with asparagus.

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