A Southern Italian Red is Very Good with a Ham and Mushroom Pizza

2014-08-20 18.55.40For a quick meal we ate a stone-baked Italian ham and mushroom pizza from Tesco.

The pizza has a Napoli-style base with Italian tomato sauce, topped with Italian ham and mushrooms.

We paired the pizza with a bottle of Brindisi Rosso Vigna Flaminio, Vallone 2010, an Italian red from the Wine Society.

This lightly-oaked, medium-bodied red is from the south of Italy and is made from the Negroamaro grape.

The wine had plenty of acidity to match the tomatoes, red fruits, smokiness and was spicy on the finish.  A very good match with the pizza.

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