We’re heading south to “Enotria”, or Southern Italy, as it was known by the Greeks, to savor its wines at Dante Pizzeria Napoletana next Sunday afternoon.We’ll start with a white wine made from an ancient varietal called Falanghina. Cantina del Taburno, the producer, is situated north of Naples, in Campania. It is possible this grape was the basis for the Roman wine, Falernum. Though the Cantina is a co-op, care is taken in making its broad range of wines including hand-harvesting and the minimum use of sulphur. Next, we move on to a unique red sparkler, Grotta del Sole’s 2009 Gragnano, a DOC from Campania made from Aglianico and other indigenous grapes. This has been a favorite with pizza lovers and a long tradition with the Napoletani.
Following the Gragnano, we will taste a traditional Puglian red, the Leone de Castris’ 2005 Salice Salentino Rosso. A blend of 90% Negroamaro and 10% Malvasia, it is an easy drinking red.
There will be a fifth wine, a sweet surprise to conclude the event…….
All tickets are $30.00 (no refunds)