Wine and pizza are two of life’s great pleasures. The combination of a perfectly cooked pizza with a glass of wine can elevate any meal to a new level of enjoyment. There is a wide range of wines that can be paired with pizza, but some of the most suitable ones are the Duca di Salaparuta Passo delle Mule Suor Marchesa Nero d’Avola 2020 and the Duca di Salaparuta Vermentino Sentiero del Vento 2021.
xtraWine to the discovery of unusual wine pairings! Pizza and wine with Nero d’Avola.
Nero d’Avola is a popular grape variety grown in Sicily, Italy.
Pizza is usually associated with a lovely evening in or out, beer and friends (hopefully good friends). Not necessarily a meal that would scream wine. And yet. Let us surprise you with two wines from our catalogue, both from one of the most iconic and suggestvive islands of the Italian beautiful South: Sicily.
Wine and Red wine with Duca di Salaparuta Passo delle Mule Suor Marchesa Nero d’Avola 2020
The Duca di Salaparuta Passo delle Mule Suor Marchesa Nero d’Avola 2020 is a medium-bodied red wine with a smooth texture and a rich flavor. It has a dark ruby color and a complex bouquet of dark fruit, spices, and herbs. The wine has a moderate acidity that makes it a good match for tomato-based sauces and meats.
Pizza is often topped with tomato sauce, cheese, and meats like pepperoni, sausage, or bacon. These ingredients can be bold and spicy, and the Duca di Salaparuta Passo delle Mule Suor Marchesa Nero d’Avola 2020 can stand up to these flavors without overpowering them. The wine’s tannins are firm but not too aggressive, making it a great match for the savory flavors of pizza.
Pizza and Vermentino? Absolutely Yes!
Let’s now move to something a bit different but equally fascinating: white wine with pizza. For this pairing we have thought of Vermentino. The Vermentino grape is another variety grown in Italy, especially in the coastal regions of Sardinia and Tuscany. The Duca di Salaparuta Vermentino Sentiero del Vento 2021 is a refreshing white wine with a bright acidity and a citrusy flavor. It has a pale straw color and a delicate aroma of white flowers, green apples, and lemons.
White wine is not usually the first choice for pizza, but the Duca di Salaparuta Vermentino Sentiero del Vento 2021 is an exception. The wine’s acidity and citrus notes complement the tangy flavors of tomato sauce and the saltiness of cheese. The wine’s crispness also helps to cut through the richness of pizza, making it a refreshing accompaniment to the meal.
Pizza is a versatile dish that can be adapted to suit a wide range of tastes and preferences. The toppings can range from classic margherita to gourmet options like truffle and prosciutto. Similarly, the choice of wine can also vary depending on the pizza’s toppings and the wine drinker’s taste.
For example, a spicy pizza with pepperoni or sausage would pair well with a bold and fruity red wine like the Duca di Salaparuta Passo delle Mule Suor Marchesa Nero d’Avola 2020. On the other hand, a vegetarian pizza with roasted vegetables and goat cheese would go well with a light and refreshing white wine like the Duca di Salaparuta Vermentino Sentiero del Vento 2021.
Why do we like Pizza and Wine?
The key to a successful wine and pizza pairing is to find a balance between the wine’s flavors and the pizza’s toppings. The wine should complement the pizza without overpowering it or being overwhelmed by it. A good rule of thumb is to match the intensity of the wine with the intensity of the pizza’s flavors.
To conclude, our dear wine lover, wine and pizza are a match made in heaven. The Duca di Salaparuta Passo delle Mule Suor Marchesa Nero d’Avola 2020 and the Duca di Salaparuta Vermentino Sentiero del Vento 2021 are two excellent wines that can elevate any pizza experience. Whether you prefer red or white wine, there is a wine out there that can perfectly complement your favorite pizza toppings.