Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Serendipity - Vigna Lapillo Lacryma Christi Rosso DOC 2013, L'Azienda Vinicola Sorrentino

Wikipedia: Serendipity means  a "happy accident" or "pleasant surprise"; specifically, the accident of finding something good or useful without looking for it.  

Not 24 hours earlier, a friend of mine mentioned that I should try some wines from the Vesuvius area.  My nose is often in Irpina he reminded me,with a smile.
So was it a coincidence that while trying out the new pizza menu last week at 50 Kalo', I spotted some new additions from the Vesuvius area on the wine list?  
Maybe, maybe not.

So after ordering a fried pizza stuffed with ricotta and piccante nduja, I chose a glass  of Vigna Lapillo Lacryma Rosso DOC 2013 from L'Azienda Vinicola Sorrentino to pair with it.  80% Piedirosso, 20% Aglianico blended together from this vineyard blessed with volcanic soil.  Intense ruby red colors, intense aromas and a slightly tannic flavor held its ground with my pizza of choice for the day.

In fact, Sorrentino may want to add Salvo's pizza to their pairing notes.
Just a thought...

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