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Grassfed Meatballs and Caiarossa Toscana #ItalianFWT

This month for #ItalianFWT (Food Wine Travel) our host is Gwendolyn Alley from Wine Predator.  As April is Earth Month, it is fitting that the theme she chose was Experience Italy’s Slow Food and Slow Wine Movement: An Earth Month Invitation.  

The slow wine movement supports and promotes winemakers "using traditional techniques, working with respect for the environment and terroir, and safeguarding the incredible biodiversity of grape varieties that are part of Italy's heritage."




The wine we chose to highlight is Caiarossa.  The wine is complex, with seven red grape varieties in the blend. We tasted spice, toast, and dark fruit.   We loved this wine with our meal, but both of us agreed that the wine would be delicious to sip on as well.  There were 37,800 bottles produced.  The grapes are Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Sandiovese, Syrah and Alicante. It's a medium to full body, fine tannins.




We served this wine with hearty meatballs and pasta.  The wine and meatballs were like walking hand in hand with someone you love.  There was an instant connection between the wine and the blend of the meat mixture.  We really couldn't get enough, finding ourselves taking another meatball with a half glass of wine, even when we were full.










Check out these posts from our other #ItalianFWT bloggers and learn even more about Slow Wine.

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  1. Although I am vegan I always learn a lot when I read your blog. It is Friday so a good wine like the one you describe is in order.

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  2. My family would love this for dinner. It looks so delicious.

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  3. Oh wow these meatballs look amazing, I have never made my own for such a long time, will have to try out this recipe

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  4. This sounds like a great dish. I like that you combined the beef and turkey for this.

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  5. I really enjoy recipes that combine beef with a leaner option like turkey. I think it gives a really unique flavor profile without it being too heavy. Needless to say, I can’t wait to try these!

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  6. I wonder if you can substitute Italian sausage for beef. I miss out on things not eating beef. Heck, If all else fails I can just drink wine!

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  7. Omg these meatballs look and sound so delicious. I would love to try this recipe.

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  8. Richelle Milar2:49 PM

    Oh my! This is such a really amazing recipe! It look so good! I know my family would love this so much!

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  9. Thank you for participating.

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  10. I tried your soup last week and really enjoyed it. I will try these delicious looking meatballs next time. -LYNNDEE

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  11. wow! This looks like a fancy dinner. The best dinner is always with a good wine.

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  12. Sounds like a delicious meal! I love the description of the pairing as "walking hand in hand with someone you love." That's such a perfect way to describe the magic of a good pairing.

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  13. "The wine and meatballs were like walking hand in hand with someone you love." I love that! Such a fascinating wine with 7 grape varietals and paired with meatballs. Can't get any better!

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  14. There is nothing like a good meatball and an Italian red!

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