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.

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