Italian Food & Wine Pairing Kit
The Italian dinner table is constantly filled with good food, delicious wine, and a whole lot of loved ones. It is the symbolic center of family life in Italy and something we’ve adopted here at Argaux.
This Italian Dinner Party Starter Kit includes…
– Your choice of 1 or 2 bottles of Italian wine
– Ceralti Organic Olive Oil
– Ciao Pappy Marinara Sauce
– Semolina Artisanal Pasta Organic Rigatoni
Griesbauerhof is located on the hills of St. Magdalena and St. Justina in Alto Adige. Alto Adige is a small Alpine region on the border of Italy and Austria. The ancestral farm has been in the Mumelter Family since 1785 and today the family runs the estate together, with everyone doing their part. Georg has passed down the winemaking to his son, Lukas, and now he spends his time tending to their apple orchards. In 2019, Georg’s eldest son, Michael opened up Osteria Freiraum Mumi. It’s a wine bar operates on their patio from late April/May until harvest. He makes homemade focaccia and showcases the Griesbauerhof wines for his patrons.
2020 Weingut Griesbauerhof Alto Adige Pinot Grigio
Bored of Pinot Grigio? This wine promises to change your mind. Medium bodied, saline tinged, and loaded with texture, we promise that this ain’t your average bottle of PG.
Organic farming practices, native yeast fermentation, and only 150 cases produced.
Ottomani was started in 2006 by four friends who met studying oenology at the University of Florence. Post graduation and various jobs later, they found a dream farm for sale in Chianti Colli Fiorentini D.O.C.G. Today the four friends live and work together on the 100% self-sustaining farm. The farm is solar powered, has a water well, various livestock, an abundant vegetable & herb garden, and a vineyard and olive tree orchard.
2018 Ottomani Chianti Superiore DOCG
This Sangiovese is from Greve, an area in Chianti known for its exceptional quality of the red wines. This wine is powerful, herbal, and finishes notes of balsamic and oregano that have you craving pasta in no time!
2020 Ottomani Tuscan Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
This olive oil is from Impruneta & Greve in Chianti, an area just 9 miles south of Florence and traditionally known as the best region for Tuscan olive oil production. It is a blend of 40% Moraiolo, 40% Frantoio, 15% Leccino, 5% Coreggiolo; all native Tuscan varieties. The olives are hand-harvested in small baskets and pressed off within 12 hours of being picked.
Organic/biodynamic farming practices, hand-harvested, and native yeast fermentation.
Ciao Pappy Marinara alla Pappy Sauce
In 2021, Francesca Pittaluga and her husband Matthew started Ciao Pappy with the vision to be a staple in your pantry and play a small role in creating lifetime memories. Francesca’s father (Pappy) is Italian and growing up Italian-American meant that good food and a lively dinner table was the heartbeat of their family. When it came to cooking, Pappy always said that a well tasting Italian meal only needs a few, fresh, quality ingredients. His kitchen rules inspired their products to be made with local, fresh, and quality ingredients.
Ingredients: whole tomatoes, onions, garlic, herbs, salt, red pepper, extra virgin olive oil, sugar, cream
Semolina Artisanal Pasta Organic Rigatoni
Leah Ferrazzani’s handmade pasta is a chef favorite and is served at top-tier L.A. restaurants like Nancy Silverton’s Osteria Mozza, Ted Hopson’s The Bellwether, and Jackson Kalb’s Jame Enoteca. This traditional, slow-dried, full-flavored, certified organic durum semolina rigatoni is delizioso with all’amatriciana sauce or in Arden’s Rigatoni alla Cauliflower.