Regardless of topping, pizza is traditionally a very earthy and substantial fare that begs red over white. It however takes the right glass of white wine to bring out the flavour of the ingredients. Try these out!
NEDERBURG SPARKLING – CUVEE BRUT
Nose: Delicate fruit aromas
Palate: Crisp and fresh with a lingering aftertaste.
Food pairing: The perfect partner to any celebration, it gives a bracing vitality to fresh oysters, seasonal fruits, omelettes, eggs benedict and is also excellent served on its own
RUFFINO ORVIETO CLASSICO
Nose: Citrus and apple fruit aromas.
Palate: Light bodied, clean and crisp with a hint of almonds.
Food pairing: Mixed cheese pizza.
Available from WOW Beverages
ANDRE BRUT SPARKLING WINE
Nose: Green apples and lemon which follow through on the palate.
Palate: Medium to dry with fruity flavours somewhere between green apples and sweet lemons
Food pairing: Seafood, mild cheese or even on its own.
Available from Viva Global
THE WILD OLIVE CHENIN BLANC
Country: South Africa
Nose: gooseberry, green apple and guava
Palate: Long finish with elegant minerality
Food pairing: Pizzas with white meat toppings (chicken, fish)
Available from Mia Wines
CELESTIAL BAY MARGARET RIVER CHARDONNAY
Nose: Ripe white peach and rock melon with roasted cashews and light vanilla hints.
Palate: Medium-bodied with good fruit depth and texture
Food pairing: Heavy cream and mushroom sauces.