Shaps uses the process for two purposes: first, to concentrate the grapes to produce his dessert wine, which is more similar to the Italian Recioto
, or sweeter wine, often produced along with the traditional appassimento wines that are dry.
From a sweet sparkler like France's unique Cerdon du Bugey rose or Italy's Moscato d'Asti to more robust reds like the French Banyuls from the rocky Roussillon coast or the Italian Recioto
di Valpolicella - essentially a sweet version of Amarone.
A good friend with an expansive cellar came home to discover that his wife had opened an expensive Recioto
della Valpolicella to liven up the tomato sauce.
From Veneto a selection of white wines from Cantina Tessari, including his divine Tre Coli Recioto
Apsleys' Prestige Tasting Menu Wild sea bass with papaya and cucumber (2009 Santa Barbara 'Le Vaglie' Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Marche, Italy) Langoustine, fennel and grapefruit (2010 Feudi di San Gregorio, Greco di Tufo, Campania, Italy) Carbonara fagottelli (2008 Domaine Didier Daguenau 'Silex' Pouilly Fum, France) Scallops with chilli pepper vinaigrette (2009 Gaja 'Rossj-Bass' Chardonnay, Langhe, Italy) "Cod nero", onion confit and red pepper jus (2010 Cottini Nieddera Ros ,Tirso Valley, Italy) Lamb, leeks and spring vegetables (2001 Chteau Palmer, 3me Cru Class, Margaux, France) Crunchy (2006 Brigaldara, Recioto
della Valpolicella Classico, Veneto, Italy) Seven courses pounds 85, with wine pairing Travel Facts For more information,go to www.
Menu includes Whipped Salt Cod and Marinated Olives; Scacchi, a vegetarian Passover pie; Snapper in Saor (marinated fish); Braised Artichokes and Fresh Peas; Hazelnut and Fig Haroset; and Torta di Roso With Recioto
Pair their special cheese plate ($10) with Ryan's pick, a sweet white Recioto
This drying process evolved as Recioto
, a sweet wine which is still produced.
di Soave 2003 is a traditional Italian dessert wine with a full body and fresh acidity that would be perfect with the almond and vanilla flavours of this dessert.
Recently there has been renewed interest in Recioto
di Soave, a sweet wine made from raisined Garganega grapes.
Taste world famous Valpolicella wines, the producers of Recioto
and Amarone wines are right on the lakeside.
Wines produced by this technique are called amarone or recioto