Penisola Sorrentina "Gragnano", Monteleone
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Penisola Sorrentina "Gragnano", Monteleone - 2023

Item # 13968 750mL

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 great match with pizza.

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Staff Pick Notes

This wine is a star element in my favorite way to spend a night in. Other parts will include a good movie or show that I watch on the couch with homemade pizza. Gragnano is a delightful accompaniment to pizza. It's made from Piedirosso and Aglianico and is sparkling, dry, and full of lovely dark fruits like black and red cherries. It comes in at just 10.5% alcohol, which is great because it is so easy to drink! Like Champagne, you should keep a bottle on hand since you never know when you will want to cancel your plans and stay home with Gragnano instead!

- HW

Pairing Advice

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.



Brought to Italy by the Greeks in the 6th century B.C., Aglianico enjoyed an early heyday in the ancient world as one of the key components of Falernum, a wine revered by kings and poets. After nearly being wiped out by Phylloxera in the 19th century, the grape is now experiencing a great revival in southern Italy. Inky-black in color, with big tannins and firm structure, the grape offers typical notes of black fruits, smoke, dark chocolate, and mineral. It is a natural match for roasts and...

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