ely’s wine producers share their Christmas dinner suggestions

Pieropan and Mount Diffculty share their plans for the Christmas day festivities.

PIEROPAN in Soave, Veneto – from Andrea Pieropan

The Pieropan’s will be celebrating the birth of Anna, Andrea’s new baby girl and the first bambina in the Pieropan family for 100 years. Welcome Anna.

Zuppa di porri con melograni
Leek soup with pomegranate

Tortellini di Valeggio in brodo
Valeggio cheese tortellini in broth

Pasticcio di carne
Sort of meat pie

Pieropan la Rocca 1998 magnum

Arrosto di Maiale con patate al latte e radicchio di Treviso
Roast pork with Dauphinoise potatoes and Treviso radicchio

Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1988

Domaine de Montille Volnay Le Mitans 1er cru 1998

Ofella di Perbellini
Typical Pandoro from Veneto

Semifreddo alle scorze d’arancia
Orange peel Semifreddo

Saracco Moscato d’Autunno 2009

Frutta di stagione mandarini, noci, pistacchi, mandorle
Seasonal fruit, mandarins, hazlenuts, pistacchios, almonds

Pieropan Recioto di Soave Le Colombare 1988

Cofffee and Grappa
Not just any coffee and grappa. Andrea says the coffee prepared by Nino is a ‘process’, beginning with the correct warming of the machine and the cups, then a mix of three different beans. And the Grappa is a special distillation of the vinacce (skins) from their Recioto di Soave.

MOUNT DIFFICULTY, Central Otago, New Zealand ~ Michael Herrick

Eating roast Turkey, & boned leg of lamb, brushed in Hoisin Sauce then Char grilled crisp & caramelised
Drinking obligatory Champagne aperitif followed by plenty of Mountt Difficulty Estate Pinot Noir 2002

More winemaker dinners to follow!

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