Beef Carpaccio with Arugula and Parmesan
- serves 6
Valpolicella Pairing Notes
Description: Valpolicella is a light, fruity red wine from the Valpolicella region in Italy, made from a blend of 3 indigenous Italian grape varieties - Rondinella, Corvina, and Molinara. It is light in body, low in tannin, and has aromas and flavours of tart red cherry with herbaceous and spicy notes.
Pairing: Beef carpaccio has a very delicate texture, and the Valpolicella is light in body so it's not overpowering - they balance each other. The acidity in the wine works well with the arugula, and the wine has enough flavour and body to complement the rich, salty cheese and meaty flavour of the beef.
Wine suggestion: Lamberti Valpolicella Classico DOC (Veneto, Italy).