Cantine Federiciane Gragnano 2009
A distinctive sparkling red wine made from the Piedirosso grape. Dry and bubbly on the palate, this shows dark berry fruit - cherries and red currants - and a slight tannic finish. Best enjoyed with a slight chill, this is a perfect match with pizza.
Strange as it may seem, it's actually difficult to pair wine with pizza. Few things go well with both tomato sauce and cheese—but there are a few Italian grapes that can perform this feat (luckily for the Italians). Piedirosso, the red grape that goes into this red wine, is perfect with tomato sauce and the bubbles in this gently sparkling wine create a refreshing counterpoint to the cheese.