Splendid Red Wine Selections For Pizza

written by Wendy Watta 26th October 2018

 

Wine with pizza is like beer with fish and chips- it’s a match written in the stars. You need a splendid one with intense flavours to counterbalance the intensity of your cured meat, spices and strong cheese, and that’s where these reds come in handy!

NEDERBURG BARONNENEDERBURG BARONNE
South Africa
Ksh 1,635

Nose: Blackcurrant, cherries and prunes with spicy nuances.

Palate: Full and velvety with blackcurrant and prune flavours and a good tannin structure.

Food pairing: Roast lamb, coqau vin, red meat steak and mature cheese.

Available from Nakumatt, The Wine Shop, Vintage Cigars, Chandarana, Nederburg 

 

TOMMASSI VALPOLICELLATOMMASI VALPOLICELLA
Italy
Ksh 1,021

Nose: Warm and ripe fruit fragrance.

Palate: Smooth and full bodied with lots of cherry and plum notes.

Food pairing: Chicken and vegetable pizza

Available from WOW Beverages

 

 

CARLO ROSSI SANGRIACARLO ROSSI SANGRIA
Chile
Ksh 745

Nose: Unique blend of fruit flavours.

Palate: Medium-bodied.

Food pairing: Spicy foods such as cheese enchiladas or chili.

Available from Viva Global 

 

 

 

THE MILKWOOD SHIRAZ MOURVEDRE VIOGNIERTHE MILKWOOD SHIRAZ MOURVEDRE VIOGNIER
South Africa
Kshs 1250

Nose: Cumin, aniseed and floral tones.

Palate: Expressive red fruit

Food pairing: Gourmet Pizzas

Available from Mia Wines

 

 

 

CELESTIAL BAY CABERNET MERLOTCELESTIAL BAY CABERNET MERLOT
Australia
Ksh 1800

Nose: Dark cherry and cassis with hints of vanilla

Palate: Medium bodied with berry fruit flavours and soft, dusty tannins.

Food pairing: Red meat such as venison or lamb.

 

 

 

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