Don Antonio

In the province of Chieti, south of the cities of Pescara and Chieti, the small family business Casina Rossa produces aromatic tomato sauces. Here in the hilly hinterland of Abruzzo grows the Abruzzo pear tomato, the Francavillese, which is prized throughout Italy for its full-bodied aroma. Nicola and Paola de Laurentis process these tomatoes in an artisanal way to make delicious sugos. According to an old recipe, they use them in August, when the tomatoes are fully ripe, with little salt and a lot of care to make a tasty sauce base. Its balanced taste is the result of perfect harmony between sweetness and acidity. Grown in small plots, the tomato has an intense red colour, a fleshy texture and few seeds.More