I went all out the Hudson Valley way. I was preparing this wonderful Barbecued Baked Ziti (with Kiernan Farms ground beef) and though I’d try a new wine, one that I wasn’t familiar with. Magnanini 2010 Rosso Da Tavola. Translation – a red table wine.
This is my first experience with any of Magnanini’s wines. I first met Rick this September and his winery is located in Walkill, NY. He doesn’t have the traditional set up with a tasting room, his wine tasting comes complete with a six course dinner for $40. Wine tasting is one hour prior to your meal. They even have Italian themed dinners such as Gnocci Party, Polenta Party, Risotto/Porcini Party. I’d say get your Italian on!
The 2010 Rosso Da Tavola is a hybrid blend of estate grown 60% DeChaunac and 40%Chancellor. This wine had a beautiful bright garnet color.
Aromas of sweet strawberries and cherries with a slight hint of cinnamon filled the glass. The wine had a very nice mouth feel with little if any tannins. Flavors of sweet cherries, prunes rounding out to some earthy and mocha notes. I found the wine a little on the sweet side. Upon looking on their website I noticed it does have 1% residual sugar.
This wine is available only from Magnanini Winery or their website.
This wine did pair very well with my BBQ Ziti. Here is the recipe:
1 box ziti cooked
1 lb ground beef
1 medium onion chopped
1 cup milk
1cup barbecue sauce
4 oz shredded smoked mozzarella
8 oz shredded cheddar
Heat oven to 350. Grease 13×9 pan. Cook beef and onion until beef is brown and drain. Mix beef with the remaining ingredients except 1/2 cup of cheddar. Pour into pan and sprinkle wiht cheddar cheese and bake uncovered for 40 minutes.