Wine and Food Pairing
10:05 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Gaetano's Pesce All Sardinia, served with Livio Felluga Sauvignon Blanc

Gaetano's Pesce Alla Sardinia
 
6 oz Wahoo fish  
5 ea Green Sicilian olives  
1 tsp Capers
2 oz Potatoes diced blanched  
1 tsp fresh sliced garlic  
1 oz olive oil 
1oz Julienne Red Pepper
3 oz Heirloom cherry tomato
3 oz/fl Clam juice
1 oz/fl White wine
2 ea Julienne Fresh basil
1 tbsp shallots
4 oz fresh spinach 
1/2 tsp fresh garlic
 1/4 oz butter
salt & black pepper to taste
1/2 oz olive oil
 
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan; add the wahoo fish seasoned with salt and black pepper.  Cook  until golden brown. Turn the fish over,  then add the garlic, shallots, green olives, capers, red pepper and potatoes: cook for one minute. Add the wine, clam juice, basil, heirloom tomatoes and cook foranother 3 minutes and then finish in the oven for 5 minutes.
 
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan add garlic cook until golden brown add the spinach, salt and black pepper to taste and finished with butter. Put the spinach on a plate; then place the fish over the spinach and !!!BUON APPETITO!!!
 
Livio Felluga Sauvignon Blanc

 
Pinot Grigio, Soave, Prosecco are words that encompass most consumer's thoughts about Italian white wine. Sauvignon Blanc is more widely associated with New Zealand or Sancerre, but Italy? Believe it or not, way up north in the Alto Adige area of Italy, delicious Sauvignon Blanc is produced. If you enjoy white wine, this is one appellation you should commit to memory, and it’s always fun to try a popular varietal from a not so familiar place. Livio Felluga from Italy produces a renowned Pinot Grigio, but also a wonderful Sauvignon Blanc. Sauvignon was introduced into Friuli under the Hapsburgs and became widely planted in the early 20th century. The wine is
refreshing and captivating, with a generously wide, distinctive range of aromas, with notes of exotic fruit, yellow pepper, tomato leaf,
mint and box hedge notes. It's a traditional wine from Friuli. In Friuli, and far beyond this special land of very special people and wines, the name Livio Felluga is synonymous with all that is best in the oenological heritage.
 
Their Sauvignon Blanc wines are crisp, dry white wines which makes them a great accompaniment to a wide variety of foods. This is especially true of Italian Sauvignon Blanc Wines which have a reputation for cutting through pungent flavors like raw garlic and smoked cheeses that other dry white wines (like Chardonnays) would simply clash with.
 
Livio Felluga is available at Joy Wine and Spirits, 1302 E. 6th Avenue (at Marion). 303-744-6219
 
“Livio Felluga produces an excellent Sauvignon that shows beautiful characteristics of the variety. Creamy, rich and intensely aromatic, this opens with citrus, green fruit and tomato leaf notes. The density of the mouthfeel gives the wine momentum and persistence.” 89 points, Wine Enthusiast