March Pairing

2015 Riservia – Primitivo



This wildly enticing, full-bodied Primitivo boasts exotic floral aromas, soft tannins and a gorgeous finish. It was crafted from grapes handpicked in the respected Paso Robles Estrella District of California and aged in new premium French oak for 30 months. These touches make this a vintage you may want to keep all to yourself; but we suggest you uncork a bottle and share it with a friend. Our exquisite Primitivo pairs well with pizza or your favorite pasta in red sauce.


We’ve chosen to highlight it with a scrumptious Orecchiette with Roasted Tomato Sauce.


Serve up a hearty helping of pasta, slice a nice crusty loaf of bread and pour yourself a glass of our delectable Riservia Primitivo. You’ll thank us later.



Orecchiette with Roasted Tomato Sauce


1 pt. cherry tomatoes

1 t. olive oil

salt and pepper, to taste

12 oz. orecchiette pasta, cooked per package directions, 1/2 cup cooking water retained

2 T. olive oil

8 oz. Italian Sausage, casings removed, optional

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 small onion, diced

1/4 c. dry red wine

1/2 c. chicken broth

2-3 oz. field greens

1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese + more for serving

Toss cherry tomatoes with 1 t. olive oil and salt and pepper. Place onto a baking pan lined with a silicone mat and roast in a preheated 400* oven for 10-12 minutes, until they burst.

While tomatoes are roasting, heat the 2 T. of oil in a large skillet over med high heat. Add the sausage, and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon until crumbled and brown. Add the onions and garlic. Cook and stir until fragrant and softened. Add the wine. Cook and stir, scraping up any browned bits stuck to the bottom of the pan, for 3-4 minutes, until the wine evaporates, and pan is deglazed. Add the chicken broth, roasted tomatoes and field greens. Cook and stir until greens are wilted and tomatoes are heated through. Stir in the cheese and the cooked pasta. Cook and stir until pasta is warmed and coated with the sauce, adding the reserved pasta cooking water, if needed. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper, as needed.


Serve with additional cheese for sprinkling and a glass of your favorite RF Fine Wines Primitivo.

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