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Pizza and Wine at Sorbillo with Alessia Antinori


When we had the Fiorano dinner with Alessia Antinori (…alessia-antinori/) at my apartment, I mentioned that I had gone to Sorbillo on the Bowery. Alessia said she would like to go sometime and since I had already made plans with a friend to return, I asked her  to join us.  I also asked her to bring her Alberico Bianco, a very special white wine.

Gegggè was again making the Pizza and we started as we always do with a Margarita.…ry-nyc-for-pizza/

Geggè Cozzolino

Antica Margherita / Campania

San Marzano tomatoes, Terre Francescane organic EVOO, fresh mozzarella, basil.

Vecchia Roma /Lazio

Guanciale, pecorino gran cru, fresh mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes, Terre Francescane organic EVOO.

Scarole / Campania

Calzone pizza with escarole, olives, smoked mozzarella, organic EVOO

Margherita con Salame Piccante/ Campania

Buffalo mozzarella, spicy salami Sam Marzano tomatoes, organic EVOO.

For the last pizza Gegge made a  Marinara

San Marzano tomatoes, garlic, oregano, organic EVOO and he added basil and black olives.

All of the pizza is made with Caputo organic flour

We brought our own wine and there is a reasonable corkage fee.

Alberico Bianco 2013 100% Sémillon

Alessia Antinori with her Alberico Bianco

After a careful manual selection, the best grapes were destemmed and soft pressed. Fermentation in casks and the wine completed its six months of aging in puncheons. The wine was aged in bottle for a minimum of 24 months.  This is an exceptional balanced wine with complex aromas of subtle tropical fruit, hints of citrus fruit and a slight touch of vanilla with a very pleasing finish and a long aftertaste.

Barolo Riserva 1958 Giacomo Borgogno and Figli 100% Nebbiolo. The grapes come from three different cru vineyards: Cannubi, Liste and Fossati. The winery is located in the center of the town of Barolo. The wine is aged at least five years in large oak barrels. This is a wine produced with traditional and natural winemaking methods. Long fermentation and pumping over by hand takes place. Today the Farinetti family that also owns Eataly owns the winery. I have always had very good luck with older vintages of Borgogno. This is a classic traditional Barolo.

Produttoti del Barbaresco 1990 Nebbiolo 1990 this is an elegant Barbaresco with hits of cherry, leather, tea and spice. It is drinking very nicely now but will last.

Victory 2002 1oo% Alicante Mt. Etna, Sicily. The winery does not make wine anymore. I believe the wine is named after Admiral Lord Nelson’s ship, the Victory. The Admiral was given a large estate near Etna and the title the Duke of Bronte. He may have brought the Alicante grape to Sicily.






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