Tardivo from the Veneto, Pinot Noir from Colorado

Last summer my grandson and I traveled to Colorado to visit friends and to be with my brother, Johnny.  One of the highlights of that trip was finding an elegant and delicious 2015 Pinot Noir from Stone Cottage in Paonia.  Now, almost six months later, I can write about an unusual (and superb) pairing with Radicchio Tardivo, which I’ve been enjoying this winter from the produce department at Eataly in Boston.

I made a salad with the Tardivo and Castelfranco Radicchios, and tossed it with a light balsamic vinaigrette.  I also roasted some of each of the radicchios in olive oil.  Served with some leftover gnocchi, roasted salmon, and sugar snap peas, this lunch was a marvelous combination for the Pinot Noir.

The wine is lovely, fragrant, and balanced.  Further, it is distinctive in its 500 ml. bottle.

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