RICHARD’S HOMELY SPAGHETTI BOLOGNAISE RECIPE AND CHENIN BLANC STORY
Bellingham winemaker Richard Duckitt is an avid home cook and loves to experiment with food and wine flavour combinations. “This pairing works well because the bolognaise sauce has plenty of sweet and sour flavours,” he says. “The tomatoes and wine add acidity, while the hint of sweetness comes from the chutney. Together they form a rich and savoury sauce that the Homestead Chenin Blanc balances perfectly.” He adds that while Chenin Blanc is often overlooked as a pairing with meat, it has a natural ripe fruit character that complements meat dishes with sweet bastings or sauces.