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Oscar-winning director, writer and producer Francis Ford Coppola has created "Mammarella," a line of authentic organic pastas and sauces honoring his mother, Italia Pennino Coppola. Enjoy a full Coppola meal with the Diamond Series Claret and Cabernet Sauvignon, two types of artisan pasta, classic pomodoro pasta sauce, recipe cards, and a "Mammarella" kitchen towel. These come in a 100% Jute carrying tote, with a retractable six bottle insert. Delicioso!Wine Gift Includes:
- Francis Coppola Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon:
A richly textured, intensely fragrant Cabernet Sauvignon with supple tannins and sophisticated notes of spice and oak.
- Francis Coppola Diamond Claret:
A deep, rich, firmly structured red blend that offers lively aromas and succulent flavors of wild berries, plum, and anise.
- Wine tote with six bottle inserts
- Mammarella Pomodoro Sauce 25 oz
- Mammarella Gemelli Pasta 15 oz
- Mammarella Bumbola Pasta 15 oz
- Mammarella Recipe Cards
- Mammarella Printed Kitchen Towel
Due to the popularity of this gift, vintages sometimes sell out. Should this happen, we will always substitute with the current vintage. Pursuant to state laws in New York, gifts that contain both food and wine will be sent in two separate packages.
Dark, full-bodied, and herbaceous with a spicy kick, Carménère has found great success in Chile, far from its birthplace of Bordeaux. Although Carménère once accompanied Malbec and Petit Verdot as a minor blending grape in Bordeaux, it is now virtually extinct there, though it has been thriving since the mid-nineteenth century in Chile. Originally mistaken for Merlot, it is now successful of its own accord and plantings continue to increase. It is bottled both on its own and as part of Bordeaux-inspired blends.
In the Glass
If not fully ripe, Carménère is often marked by a green, herbaceous character (think green bell pepper and green peppercorn), and expresses flavors of red berry and black pepper when just ripe. With additional hangtime at the end of harvest, it is reminiscent more of blackberry, blueberry, and dark plum, with rich and savory notes of chocolate, coffee, smoke, and soy sauce.
Carménère can easily overpower lighter fare, but makes a great match for a hearty steak or barbecued red meat. It can also work well with white meat when prepared with a richer sauce such as mole.
Perhaps Carménère’s herbal character can be explained in part by familial relations—due to the strange nature of grapevine breeding, Carménère is both a progeny and a great-grandchild of the similarly flavored Cabernet Franc.