Marotti Campi Orgiolo Lacrima di Morro d’Alba Superiore $24 Sharp, well-defined aromas of cumin, exotic herbs, dried roses and violets, even some dark tea leaves. Distinct earthiness to dark berry flavors laced with spice and a persistent macchia, sort of an Italian cousin to herbes de Provence. Tangy acidity was balanced by mildly dry tannins, all leading to a vibrant, fairly long finish. Food: roast pork with figs, porchetta with fennel and garlic, grilled white fish, pecorino cheese.
Aromatic freshly ground masalas with a coconut base and a tangy tamarind taste define Chettinad curries. This time around we experimented with a big fat king fish and paired it with spices for an authentic Meen Kozhambu aka fish curry. Relish it with coconut or lemon rice for a delightful South Indian meal.