|Ciao Asheville Presents
** The Ultimate Pizza Wine **
More than 1200 Pizza Hut restaurants are up for sale.
Closure looms. This is another American icon down. Sad.
Who does not have a Pizza Hut memory?
A lot of us probably had our first glass of red wine there!
Let's reminisce with a pizza
and a wine that brings out the best in the pie!
Wine critic Luca Maroni gave 94 points to this intense Nero di Troia from Puglia,
the heel of the Italian boot. Here, Barbanera makes the most amazing wines according to their philosophy of offering value for money. And it is certainly
the case with this wood-ripened power wine.
"An iron fist in a velvet glove." This is how the Barbanera wine house describes
this powerful Nero di Troia, which is palate rolling thanks to silky-smooth tannins. Starting with an intense deep red color with purple reflections, the wine rolls into a sultry nose of violets, ripe black blackberries and berries, herbs, with hints of balsamic vinegar and tobacco.
The wine is made from the native Nero di Troia variety that grows only in Puglia.
$9.99 (red tag)
It produces dark, fruity, solid wines with a silky smooth texture and Italian spices.
The grape ripens very late. This longer ripening time requires more courage
because the winemaker is at greater risk when harvesting. In this case,
the grapes were picked at the right time, in a perfect condition.