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...