Across central region of Lazio traditional barbecues known as Abbacchio abound during the Easter holidays. This recipe is not to be missed if you’re in the area, but can easily be reproduced on your home barbecue anywhere. Featuring hot, grilled lamb chops, the recipe is meant to be eaten hot from the grill – thus its full name in Italian abbacchio a scottadito literally meaning to burn your fingers – the soft flavorful meat pairs perfectly with a nice glass of wine, but which to choose? Here is the advice of Sensory Wine Analyst Luca Maroni.
Grilled Lamb Chops with Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso Russolo Rino Collection
“The purity of this oenological hand in every bouquet of Russolo wines, stainless and limpid is enjoyed. The balsamic Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso Collezione shines with its softness of taste. A wine with a deep red colour with violet reflections, an intense, herbaceous, vinous bouquet, with notes reminiscent of wild blackberry, wild berries and plum. Strong flavour, slightly tannic and pleasantly bitterish.
Grilled Lamb Chops with Furore Rosso Riserva Marisa Cuomo
“The balsamicity of Marisa Cuomo’s persuasive Furore Riserva Doc Costa d’Amalfi reveals the calibre of the red grapes, their admirable degree of concentration and ripeness“.
Red colour with dark ruby reflections, intense aroma of black berries, blackberries, currants, blueberries. A smooth, well-balanced wine with an aromatic finish of underbrush and spices, perfect for enhancing the strong flavour of grilled lamb.
Grilled Lamb Chops with Rubillo Cesanese Principe Pallavicini
“In further acquisition of value the range of Principe Pallavicini wines. An overall organoleptic average now of absolute excellence and at the top of the region. The Rubillo Cesanese with its blackberry, strawberry and raspberry can be enjoyed vividly bursting into wonderful fragrances of aroma”.
A ruby red colour of excellent intensity with violet reflections, Rubillo releases a pleasant bouquet with notes of ripe, slightly spicy fruit. Warm, soft, enveloping and well-balanced on the palate.