WINE TALK WITH ANITA
A FUN and friendly pizza night can soon get a little heated when it comes to choosing toppings.
There are those who believe more is more and want to see everything but the kitchen sink on top and delivered to their door, while others prefer something rustic, handmade and minimalist in style.
A friend of mine feels faint at the thought of egg or pineapple coming anywhere near his crispy base, while another thinks doubling up on anchovies and stuffing the crust is the only way to go.
While it should quite rightly be a case of “each to their own” I draw my personal line at those versions hosting a multicultural mishmash, and would rather go Italian or go home.
A good Margherita pizza is simple and sublime, and delicious with a glass of Marzemino, a variety which originated in the Trentino region of Northern Italy.
Michelini Wines’ Marzemino is grown in the pristine Alpine Valley and has a very deep, purple red colour and enticing, savoury-edged aroma with some cherry and berry.
The flavour is also distinctly savoury, with relaxed wild berry and black currant fruit and some tobacco-like earthiness.
It’s very food friendly and moreish with anything that has melty cheese and a crispy crust.
When it comes to the Italian classics, there’s nothing more important than good taste.
Try the range at the cellar door in Myrtleford or go to www.micheliniwines.com.au.