CASSOULET WITH CE­SARI AMARONE MARA OLIVE OIL GIFT SET

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LCBO 590000, 2 pk, $64.95 Ce­sari pairs a bot­tle of Amarone with an­other of its pop­u­lar wines: Mara Valpo­li­cella ri­passo and a half-litre of ex­cel­lent Ital­ian olive oil, all packed in a hand­some wooden box. The Amarone is a ripe beauty full of black fruit and prune flavours, but the rich­ness is cut by a lively acid­ity that will also help the wine cope with the cassoulet (recipe on page 219). Mara is es­sen­tially a younger si­b­ling, rec­og­niz­ably re­lated to the Amarone, still nicely con­cen­trated, but not quite as rich. It has what it takes to live up to the op­u­lent tex­tures of pork and turkey in this hearty dish. And why not use the olive oil when you cook the cassoulet!

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