A tasty side dish from Friuli, particularly popular in Trieste: potatoes in tecia. A dish made from potatoes that are first boiled, then peeled and partly cut into small pieces and mashed, then cooked in a pan with lard and onion. Although pairing wines with potatoes might seem mundane, in truth a warm dish of potatoes in trecia and a glass of wine is a simple and sophisticated dinner to enjoy solo or in good company for an easy night at home. Here is what Sensorial Wine Analyst Luca Maroni recommends.
Potatoes in Tecia with a Gaglioppo
Cirò Rosato 2018 Tenuta Iuzzolini
“More and more technically impeccable and respectful winemaking transformation, more and more analytically virtuous quality of raw material, more and more high compositional and sensory value of Tenuta Iuzzolini’s glass. This is Calabria at its pinnacles of viticultural and enological value. The rosés are dreamy, with the Cirò Rosato of crystalline, cherry-like clarity.” A sophisticated expression of Gaglioppo, the rosé has a heady delicate, floral bouquet with hints of flowers and spices, and a smooth, harmonious taste.
Potatoes in Tecia with a Aglianico
Aglianico Beneventano 2016 Vesevo
“Vesevo brings Campania to the top with this Aglianico. Great black cherry with notes of a crisp, spicy jam from Aglianico Beneventano.” The wine selected by Luca Maroni for pairing with potatoes in tecia is deep red in color with violet hues, with an intense and complex bouquet where red fruits stand out with evident spicy and vanilla notes.
Potatoes in Tecia with a Lambrusco
Lambrusco di Sorbara Secco 2017 Righi
“This is the excellence, the universal and first sensory pleasantness of Lambrusco in all its declinations from Righi. The Lambrusco di Sorbara Secco 2017 is among the best for purity and olfactory fragrance.” With a lively froth and pink color, the wine has a soft ruby red hue, characterized by intense floral notes of violet and wild rose. Remarkable fruity hints of strawberry, cherry and blueberry enhance its dry and harmonious flavor.