Gragnano, a sparkling red wine, served chilled
Move over Prosecco, sparkling red wine is in fashion! Italians normally avoid wine with pizza. The drink of choice is usually a chilled beer. However, there is one exception: Gragnano, the frizzante red that comes from the town of the same name on the Sorrento Peninsula outside of Naples.
Drunk young and served chilled, Gragnano has a touch of sweetness, a smoky finish, and a slight effervescence that cuts the fattiness of cheese and oil. The origins of this wine date back over 1500 years in the monasteries in the hills outside of Naples. It’s a very versatile wine which pairs very well with cheese, meat dishes & of course Neapolitan pizza.
Tasting Notes: Fruity with persistent red fruit notes. On the palate it is full bodied, pleasant & elegant. Serve at 12°C
Grape: Piedirosso, Aglianico,Sciascinoso
Soil Type: Volcanic, sandy
The Vine: Guyot at 800m above sea level
Harvest: Late October
Vinification: After hand picking, the grapes are macerated for 3 days. Bottling in November
Alcohol Content: 12%