Pasta with Pancetta, Shallots and Sage
The pancetta and vegetables can be prepared up to 4 hours ahead.
The sage in this rich pasta will find a natural partner in the herbal, woodsy aromas often found in wines made predominantly from the Sangiovese grape. Lungarotti, one of the oldest producers in Umbria, makes an aromatic, cherry-driven blend of Sangiovese and Canaiolo called Rubesco. Another terrific Umbrian Sangiovese blend is the black-curranty Palazzone Rubbio.