Pairing Wines with Cotoletta alla Milanese

Cotoletta alla Milanese is a classic dish of Lombard cuisine. It can be served thin and crispy or thick and fragrant, with or without the bone, well-cooked or just ever so slightly golden outside. Named after the region’s metropolitan capital, Cotoletta alla Milanese is a favorite recipe that is easy and quick to prepare – a lightly breaded veal cutlet that is often accompanied by crisp potatoes. It first appeared in the city during a banquet in honor of Saint Ambrogio in 1134. Crunchy, savory, and a perfect main course or second dish, which wines pair with Cotoletta alla Milanese? Here is the advice of Sensory Wine Analyst Luca Maroni.

Cotoletta alla milanese with a Bardolino

Bardolino Chiaretto Doc Saint Valery 2017 Azienda Agricola La Giarola

“Azienda Agricola Giarola presents a series of great wines of spectacular enological executive integrity wines presents. Compliments for such crystalline achievements, the result of technical viticultural and oenological management that is heartily exemplary. Thus the round Bardolino Chiaretto Doc Saint Valery 2017, strawberry-colored although smooth and pure, stands out to the senses for the purity of its bouquet”. It has a cherried hue and an elegant bouquet, with hints of roses and violets, for a wine with a lively flavor and fruity aftertaste.   Azienda Agricola Giarola

Cotoletta alla milanese with a Lambrusco

Lambrusco di Sorbara Secco 2017 Righi

“Righi manages he excellence, the universal and first sensory pleasantness of Lambrusco in all its declinations. This particular Lambrusco is among the best for its olfactory cleanliness and fragrance.” Lively foam and pink color, the wine suggested by Luca Maroni to be matched with the Milanese cutlet has a light ruby red color, characterized by intense floral notes of violet and wild rose. Remarkable fruity hints of strawberry, cherry and blueberry enhance the dry and harmonic taste.   Righi

Cotoletta alla milanese with a Montepulciano

Rosso Conero Grosso Agontano Riserva 2015 Garofoli

“A glass of excellent qualitative tenor is confirmed by Casa Vinicola Garofoli. Rosso Conero Grosso Agontano Riserva 2015 is one of the most concentrated wines of the region, a champion also in terms of persuasiveness and aroma fragrance. The color of this wine is worth the contact, a total blackness that enhances its master gift: its maximum extractive consistency. A great soft fruit, luminous, sweetly powerful and clearly fragrant.”

“So black its notes go to blackberry, currant, the sweetness of cassis jam. Impressive the density, all strength of its intense richness in perfume. Its aroma is then today turgid, alive and intense; tomorrow, and then for a long time in the future, it will still be expressively harmonious. An oxidative integrity that from excellent viticulture, from great enological skill, is transmitted so exuberantly, so clearly and vividly.”   Casa Vinicola Garofoli

Pairing Wines with Cotoletta alla Milanese

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