October Wine/Recipe of the Month

October 9, 2012 by FloMoDiva  
Filed under FMF Blog, Wine of the month

Each Month we include 2 Mealtime Monday Recipes with 2 Featured Wines that complement each recipe!

Wine of the Month by WineStyles

Wine # 1 Wine #2
Wine of the Month

Red Wine Selection of the Month from WineStyles

Poggiotondo Chianti Cerro Del Masso
Tuscany, Italy


This modern rendition of classic Chianti is comprised of Sangiovese, Merlot, Syrah and Colorino. Red cherries are supported by darker fruit aromas. It shows vibrant fruit, ripe, supple tannins and subtle oak notes on the palate. Red cherries and zippy acidity lend freshness to the long minerally finish.

80% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot, 5% Syrah, 5% Coloino

Try pairing this wine with the recipe below:

The Recipe to complement the wine.
Creamy Tortellini Soup
Creamy Tortellini Soup

Ingredients:

  • One 8-ounce package dried or fresh cheese tortellini
  • One 15-ounce jar prepared Alfredo Sauce
  • One can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup half-and-half (or low-fat milk)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Italian herb seasoning (to taste)
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1 to 2 cups diced cooked ham or chicken (optional)
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (for garnish)

Directions:

    Prepare tortellini ad directed; drain and set aside. In a stockpot over medium heat, add all ingredients except spinach leaves, Parmesan, cooked meat and tortellini. Bring to low boil, stirring well. Reduce heat to simmer. Add remaining ingredients, cover and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Garnish with Parmesan cheese.

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      Wine of the Month

      October Wine Selection of the Month from WineStyles

      Arnaldo Caprai Umbria Greccheto
      Umbria, Italy

      Italy’s Umbrian wine region of Orvieto has several producers that noticed that their wine could be delicious with a healthy dose of a grape called Crechetto. In the last years people have planted Grechetto in other spots and its pear and citrus intensity offer tangy complexity as in this wine.

      85% Grechetto, 15% Trebbiano Spoletino

      Try pairing it with the recipe below:

      The Recipe to complement the wine.
      Tortellini & Chicken Pesto
      Tortellini & Chicken Pesto

      Ingredients:

      • One 8-ounce package dried or fresh cheese tortellini
      • 3/4 to 1 cup prepared pesto sauce
      • 1 tablespoon olive oil
      • 1/4 to 1/2 cup sun-driend tomatoes, thinly sliced
      • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
      • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (for garnish)

      Directions:

      Directions: Prepare tortellini as directed; drain and set aside.
      In a large skillet on low heat, add olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, and pesto sauce. Cook for a few minutes, stirring well, until tomatoes soften. Turn heat to medium and add diced chicken and cooked tortellini, stir gently to coat chicken and pasta with pesto sauce. Add more pesto sauce as desired and heat thoroughly. Garnish with parmesan cheese. (note: this dish also works well as a cold salad).

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