It happens often. A late morning, around 10 am, I find myself at my favorite pescheria to buy a few things for lunch. I ordered my items, about a half a kilo of clams ...a kilo of anchovies. While I was waiting for my fish to be cleaned, I began to think about what wine I could pair it with. This particular lunch called for a neighborhood wine. One from Campi Flegrei.
My fish was ready, I headed down the road to my local wine store. Images of a visit last spring with winemaker Gerardo Vernazzaro to his family's piedirosso vineyards flashed in my mind. Strong volcanic images.
I parked, entered and without wasting time I said "Ciao, Antonio - Il rosato di Cantine Astroni c'e' l'hai?"