Author Notes: There's a secret to delicious pizza - wine! Now that the fall season has officially commenced and your favorite TV series is back in full swing, it’s finally time for weekly viewing pizza parties! Before the binge watching begins, you have to make sure you have the perfect wine pairings to accommodate all your pizzas made or ordered with the help from Riboli Family Wines!
Classic Cheese Pizza
SAN SIMEON PINOT NOIR is the perfect pairing for the classic New York Cheese slice. This wine’s aromas of bright fruit, cinnamon and oak spice are revealed on the fragrant nose and align well with the complexity of the gooey cheese for a mouthful of goodness.
HAMPTON WATER—this celebrity driven rosé by Jon Bon Jovi & his son Jesse Bongiovi and acclaimed French winemaker, Gérard Bertrand is the perfect complement to the Italian staple with its splendid blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvèdre grapes which gives it a refreshing taste that everyone will adore. The crisp light strawberry notes give this rosé enough body to pair nicely with the basil used in margarita pizzas without overpowering the salty cheese and tomato sauce base. When chilled, Hampton Water and Margarita Pizzas will not disappoint your dinner guests!
Classic Peperoni Pizza
SAN SIMEON CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Not only does the cabernet sauvignon provide enough complexity for the flavors of cheese pizza itself, it also provides enough tannin structure to compliment the saltiness of the Peperoni. Its bright aromas of dark raspberry and black cherry pair nicely the saltiness of the cheese and peperoni without overpowering the velvety texture of the sauce.
STELLA ROSA IMPERIAL PROSECCO is the ultimate paring for pesto pizzas, the Bosc Pear, yellow apple and lemon balance out the garlic in the pesto sauce, while the bubbles add an elevated touch of sophistication to any pizza party!
SAN SIMEON CHARDONNAY—this wine which has scored 92 points on Tastings.com, has a rich mouth-filling taste with notes of bright fruity flavors and toasty oak hints to provide enough complexity to pair nicely with the robust veggie forward pizza.
STELLA ROSA TROPICAL MANGO will make you feel like your sailing away to an isolated paradise after pairing it with a slice of Hawaiian Pizza. The ripe mango and exotic passion fruit notes are light and fruity, and express the sweet and tart flavor profiles of the pineapple topping while complimenting the saltiness of the Canadian Bacon to start the party at home!
STELLA ROSA BLACK is a sexy wine that can withstand the complex flavor profiles found in any meatlovers slice. The sultry semi-sweet, semi-sparkling wine has notes of blackberry, blueberry and raspberry that provide a nice sweet to salty combo when paired with a slice of meatlovers pizza. —Donna Smith
Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 30 min
1 bottle/per pizza
Riboli Family Wines