We love Easter. It’s a holiday that helps us stop and slow down and celebrate the change of the seasons. Easter is a big holiday in Italy, so we’ve come up with some delicious Italian wines that are perfect with Italian-inspired brunch or dinners for Easter.
Celebrate the change of seasons, the longer hours of daylight, the fresh fruits and vegetables that are now available and more with these wines that are perfect with an Italian-inspired Easter brunch or dinner menu. While Easter bunnies and baskets aren’t are big thing in Italy, there are plenty of parades, feasts and traveling holidays to be had.
Masseria Altemura Fiano IGT with Torta Pasqualina
Torta pasqualina is a savory puff pastry pie filled with ricotta, eggs and greens like swiss chard and it is perfect to serve for Easter brunch. Check out the recipe here. Served for brunch or a dinner, this dish is perfect with an Italian white. Plus, there are few things better at a boozy brunch than a nice wine. Masseria Altemura Fiano is fruity wine with notes of stone fruits and a medium bod. Each sip is crisp and refreshing, so it’s a great wine to lighten up heavy dishes at brunch or to pair with salads at dinner. Plus, you can typically find it for less than $15 a bottle.
Castello di Albola Chianti Classico DOCG 2016 with Lamb
Also called agnello, Italian leg of lamb dishes are usually roasted with rosemary, red wine and garlic. This bottle is high-quality, perfect for cooking and then drinking with the finished dish. With plenty of aromas of ripe, red berries, this Chianti is elegant and delicate. It won’t overtake the lamb dish, but with liven up your palate between bites.
Trentodoc Sparkling Wine with an Easter Picnic
Pasquetta or “little Easter” is what the Monday after Easter Sunday is called in Italy. Most families pack up their Easter feast leftovers and head out on a picnic. What a perfect way to celebrate the warmer spring weather! For your next picnic, pack up this Trentodoc bottle, mad in Italy with méthode champenoise. It’s high-quality, a lower price than French Champagne and it well balanced with notes of toasted bread, bananas and crisp fruitiness. It will pair easily with all of the leftovers. This wine is also perfect at an Easter brunch that leans more towards breakfast.