When we talk about Pesto Sauce, there is no need for presentations, we know what we are dealing with. It is different when you want to prepare it at home because transforming the basil leaf and the other ingredients is a real art. To get a good pesto you need, in addition to the first quality ingredients, small tricks.
The just completed 2019 Vinitaly offered an adequate showcase for the 12 denominations of this incredible excellence. It is perhaps the wine with the deepest roots in the hills of the Piedmont Region and its inhabitants. The “Dolcetto” is the wine of the daily meal, the wine that, with the Barbera, once the “Turinese” and the “Milanese” went to buy in good quantities combining quality and price without too much marketing.
A perfect Extra Virgin Olive Oil it is obtained from the best processing before the “crushing” of the olives in the mill. Take for granted cleaning and hygiene of machines and environments, the extraction systems and the operations involved in the various phases will make a certain difference: temperature control, water quality, set up of centrifugal separators.
Wine is just one of the many reasons of pride of this region. Grapes and territory go hand in hand in Lombardy for centuries. Noble and ancient populations such as the Etruscans and the Ligurians contributed to the development of Lombard viticulture, probably due to the introduction of terraces in Valtellina, which in fact are very reminiscent of those found in the Cinque Terre.
Among the many recipes that Ligurian cuisine offers, this is one of the most loved. A mixture with a fragrant taste that meets the fragrance of pesto sauce.