Dogajolo Rosso and Butter Burgers: Celebrate the 4th of July with Carpineto

pubblicato 04-07-2024

Dogajolo Rosso and Butter Burgers: Celebrate the 4th of July with Carpineto

The 4th of July is always a day very dear to the hearts of americans. This tradition is becoming very well known all across the globe, both for its significant history and also for its traditional meals.

A bit like the classic stuffed Turkey on Thanksgiving, burgers are synonymous with Independence day and American culture in general. 

This date commemorates the Declaration of Independence, which occurred in 1776, when the United States gained independence from Great Britain. In fact, until that moment, the US territory was actually part of England, and the 13 colonies (ancestors of the current states) were known as "British America". For this year’s celebrations we would like to suggest our magnificent Dogajolo Rosso Toscana IGT 2021, a special bottle for a special occasion, as well as a unique recipe for truly mouth-watering butter burgers. Are you curious already? Let’s dig into this delicious meal!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 10 tbsp salted butter: preferably high-quality European-style butter, for a richer flavor;

  • 1 Medium sweet onion: sweet onion is the best for cooking in butter;

  • 1 Pound lean ground Beef: 90% lean ground beef will be ideal to balance the fat;

  • Hamburger buns: buttery brioche buns, to enhance the buttery flavor;

  • 4 Slices of american cheese: american cheese is optimal for a mild and buttery complement, though any melting cheese will work just fine;

  • Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste for seasoning

PREPARATION:

  1. A sizzling pan awaits the introduction of butter — not just any kind but 2 tablespoons worth — which then melts into a golden pool over medium heat. The chopped onion takes center stage in the skillet performance, along with its co-stars: water and a sprinkle of salt for flavor harmony. As the lid settles onto the pan for its curtain call during which the onions will transform from raw to tender, let this act simmer for about 5 minutes.

  2. But wait— there's more! Unveiling the translucent beauty of cooked onions is not enough; they must also sport a crown of caramelized brown hues signifying their flavorful depth. An additional 3 minutes on medium-low heat ensures this transformation before these stars are gently escorted offstage (onto a plate). Yet even here they do not rest as one portion after another is divided, totaling four distinct servings, each waiting patiently for their moment to shine atop the dish that awaits them. Let us now bid adieu to our onion actors who have performed admirably in this culinary scene we orchestrated together.

  3. Separate the ground beef into four parts and delicately shape each one into a patty measuring 4½x½ inches. Salt and pepper both sides generously. Chill the patties in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes.

  4. Take the bun tops and spread two tablespoons of butter on each; keep them aside.

  5. In a skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until it begins to smoke. Gently place the patties in the skillet without disturbing them and let them cook for 3 minutes.

  6. Flip the patties, then cook for an additional minute. Put a slice of cheese on every patty and cook it to the point where the cheese melts — typically around 20 to 30 seconds.

  7. Finally, you can now put the patties on the bun bottoms, adding a portion of sautéed onions to each. At last, top with the buttered bun tops, and serve immediately.

If you’re not already hungry by simply reading this recipe, our wine will give you the coup de grace. Dogajolo Rosso is among the most innovative wines of the Carpineto company, produced in the hamlet of Dudda, in the Florentine municipality of Greve in Chianti. Made up mainly from Sangiovese grapes, enriched by Cabernet Sauvignon and other red grape varieties, this is a very fragrant and profound wine.

The two varieties have different maturation periods, and for this reason vinification takes place separately. Alcoholic fermentation starts in steel and finishes in small wooden barrels. This incredible bottle contains an exceptional wine, which reveals an intense ruby ​​red color at the sight. Pleasant vinous and fruity sensations emerge on the nose, in which cherry stands out, alternating with spicy nuances reminiscent of vanilla and coffee. On the palate it proves to be a full, soft and structured wine. Another gem from the vast selection of Carpineto wines, and with it, our best wishes for a truly lovely 4th of July