What is doble pasta?
A. A Spanish ballroom dance with sharp footwork based on the story of the bull fight
B. A Spanish red wine fermented with twice the normal amount of grape skins and pulp
C. A traditional “drunken” spaghetti dish from Chianti made by adding wine to the cooking water
D. A traditional Tuscan distillate made with pasta cooking water
Doble pasta [DOH-blay PAHSS-tah] is a traditional style of red winemaking in the Alicante, Jumilla, Utiel-Requeña, and Yecla districts in the Spanish Levante. Wines are macerated and fermented with twice the normal amount of grape skins and pulp, resulting in a wine of intense concentration, tannin and color. Doble pasta wines are often produced from the indigenous bobal grape variety and used to strengthen lighter blends.