Latini Senatore Cappelli Rigatoni Pasta 1.1 lb
The variety of durum wheat known as Senatore Cappelli was selected in the early 20th Century by Nazareno Strampelli, recognized internationally as the father of modern cereal culture. The variety attained record yields per hectare that were unsurpassed until the 1960s. But then its cultivation virtually ceased, as it was superseded by more productive varieties. In October 1991, Latini sowed 905 kilograms of Senatore Cappelli durum wheat. Our first harvest was in June 1992. In the autumn of that same year we started producing our Senatore Cappelli Spaghetti and Spaghettini as the worlds first single-variety durum wheat pasta. Senatore Cappelli is a beautiful plant, standing over 180 centimeters tall. The ears, of a warm ash blonde color, have long black whiskers and very large grains. Senatore Cappelli is a durum wheat variety of excellent quality, robust with short wars that tend to tear away from the stalk rather than grow longer. In its dry state, the pasta has a protein value of about 17 percent. The pasta retains its ash blonde color when cooked, giving off a spicy fragrance reminiscent of freshly baked bread from a wood fired oven. Its rich flavor and firm texture make it an exhilarating mouthful.