Try one of our delicious Peter Lehmann reds, like our famous Stonewell Shiraz, to accompany our delectable yet simple Conchiglioni Bolognese.
- 250g Conchiglioni (large dried pasta shells)
- 4 tblspn olive oil
- 450g minced beef
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 brown onion, coarsely diced
- 350g of good quality tomato passata
- 1/4 cup of fresh basil, washed and light chopped
- 1/2 cup of fresh rocket leaves, washed
- 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated
- Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil and add pasta shells, stirring occasionally.
2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a medium sized saucepan and fry onion and garlic for 2 mins, or until translucent, on a medium-high heat. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Add in the minced meat and break up with the back of the wooden spoon into smaller pieces and brown for 2 mins. Stir in tomato passata, and cover with a lid on medium heat for approx. 20 mins. Sauce is done when meat is tender and sauce has flavoured.
4. Cook pasta shells until al dente. Drain and add into the Bolognese with rocket and basil - folding gently to cover pasta with sauce.
5. Serve in a large bowl with a generous amount of parmesan cheese, and a light drizzle of remaining olive oil. Accompany with a Peter Lehmann red wine, perhaps our Stonewell Shiraz.
Serves four people.
Last month, Peter Lehmann Wines celebrated Australia’s vibrant Asian food culture with the first of three Bedford Noodle Market events for 2018. Now in its fifth year, the Bedford Noodle Markets feature local Barossan food stalls, the symbolic Peter Lehmann Bedford trucks and our divine Peter Lehmann wines.
It’s never a dull moment at Peter Lehmann and our viticulturist Tony Marshall says vintage ‘18 is approaching quickly, largely due to increasingly warmer days and nights since the New Year.
“The growing season started well with plenty of moisture in the ground for vines to jump out and race into some growth. Flowering and fruit set was quick with mild weather and no winds. A moist Spring meant canopy growth continued nicely and Shiraz bunches started to form. Small berries and loose bunches meant lighter crops and good quality – exactly what you want to be seeing as a viticulturist.
"Crushing for the early whites has already taken place, and the rest of the Barossa whites and reds aren’t far behind. An early Easter usually means an early vintage and this year looks no different. It’s shaping up to be another great year for Peter Lehmann wines.”