Neopolitan Pizza, World Heritage & Aglianico
|TIRED of COOKING. YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO.
And don't think you are giving up tradition during the holidays!
The Embassy of Italy in Washington DC, honoring "Italian Cuisine in the World,"
showed the world premiere of the documentary
"La Pizza, il cuore di Napoli" presented by director Luca Verdone.
Pizza is a Neapolitan celebration that boasts a tradition dating back
Last year Italy chose Neapolitan pizza
There's Your Tradition!
Naples is located in the Compagna Wine Region
which is home to the hearty varietal Aglianico.
Serve tradition with tradition!
While Piedmont and Tuscany may be the most famous wine regions in Italy, Campagna, the region that includes Naples, Capri and Pompeii, is a most impressive producer of high quality wines. Only now gaining recognition outside of the region and beyond Italy, the star of Campagna REDS is Aglianico, a grape thought to have been brought to the region by the Greeks when Campagna was part of Magna Grecia some 2500 years ago.
Generally speaking, Aglianico presents aromas of dreid figs and sun tanned leather with a palate of bringing the "leather" forward and adding white pepper, black fruits and cured meats.
This wine, Fontanavecchia Aglianico del Taburno, is intense with an elegant structure. Dark ruby in the glass. The nose reveals aromas of black berries, graphite, weeds, spices and dark brown tabacco. The palate is full, deep, complex and balanced, fine tannins and a long finish.
White pizza? Want to go lighter? FontanaVecchia also offers a Rose