Pizza and Wine

We had just returned from Sonoma and I was in the mood for pizza and Italian wine. So we ordered pizza from Ribalta on 12th Street off Broadway and drank the Irpinia Aglianico 2009 DOC 100% Aglianico.DonnaChiara (Campania)


The soil is clay, there are 4,000 plants per hectare and the harvest takes place the first week of November. The wine is aged for 4 to 6 months in 225-liter French barriques- second and third passage- and 6 to 8 months in bottle before release. This is complex wine with hints of berries and prunes and spice.IMG_4097

The wine goes very well with typical Neapolitan dishes and was an excellent combination with the Pizza Margarita. The wine retails for $18.



Filed under Aglianico, Donna Chiara Winery

3 responses to “Pizza and Wine

  1. Jonathan Levine

    You of all peoople ordered pizza? I would have expected the pizza maven to have made his oown poizza

  2. Ribalta is one of the best pizzerias in the city.

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