Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Monte Aribaldo Dolcetto d’Alba 2007
Tonight I’m home alone guarding the kids and a pizza delivery seemed in order. But what to drink? The only bottle open is a Cairanne 2006 that a friend brought round. A good year in the Southern Rhone and the wine isn't bad at all, but not a pizza wine to be sure. It would be more at home with a stew. So I nipped down the cellar and grabbed a bottle of Dolcetto d’Alba 2007 from Monte Aribaldo, via Waitrose. Fresh, fruity, sappy, very juicy and extremely food friendly, it’s simple but lovely. A perfect and honest match for the spot-on ham and mushroom pizza from Firezza, who have a wood-fired oven. Yum.