Rich bolognese with Fortissimo from LaStella Winery

On a cool evening I was craving comfort food.  I was craving a Bolognese sauce and pasta (my favourite). So I found one that was easy and extremely flavourful – from Jamie Oliver.

I paired this rich and flavourful dish with an equally intense wine.

Fortissimo 2008 (a take on a super-tuscan)
Notes of Cassis, blueberry juice, vanilla, hint of minerals, coffee, black licorice. Bold, yet balanced.

A new vintage is available at Private Liquor Stores, or direct from LaStella Winery.

IMG_6227Bolognese Sauce:


  • olive oil

  • 6 rashers higher-welfare dry-cured smoked streaky bacon, sliced 1cm thick

  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary, leaves picked and finely chopped

  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely sliced

  • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped

  • 500 g quality British beef mince

  • 200 ml red wine

  • 1 x 280 g jar of sun-dried tomatoes

  • 2 x 400 g tins of plum tomatoes

  • 500 g dried spaghetti 

  • Parmesan cheese

  • extra virgin olive oil

Get the full recipe from Jamie Oliver here.


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